Take Advantage of Two Special Giving Options


From March 1, until April 30, 2014, you can increase your giving impact with two donation matching offers partnering with Des Moines Area Religious Council’s Food Pantry Network. Your goal: to help fill the new DMARC food pantry warehouse shelves!

Douglas M. Woods $10,000 “Challenge Hunger” Gift

This is the second year that local philanthropist Douglas M. Woods has generously committed to provide 50 cents for every dollar donated to the DMARC Food Pantry Network, up to the first $20,000 in donations. This challenge comes during a season when donations to the food pantry are historically low. Yet, the need for food assistance continues year-round. As part of the Challenge, your $10 becomes $15, $50 equals $75, and so on. During the “Challenge Hunger” offer, a $10 gift will help provide a week’s worth of meals for a family.

The “Feinstein” Foundation & DMARC Team Up to Knock Out Hunger!

In 2013, the Feinstein Challenge resulted in over $99,000 in donations, or about 109,000 meals, designated for the DMARC Food Pantry. This year’s goal is $100,000. Each gift or pledge will help boost DMARC’ s portion of the $1 Million Feinstein grant which is distributed to all eligible organizations proportionally, based on cash and food pledges and donations received as a part of the “Feinstein Challenge”. Consider designating a DMARC food pantry gift or pledge as a match for the 2014 Feinstein Challenge.

One gift can be designated for both challenges. Simply write the word “Challenge Hunger” and/or “Feinstein” on your check or donation card. For online gifts, designate “Challenge Hunger” and/or “Feinstein” in the Additional Instructions field.

If you prefer to pledge a future gift or if you need additional information, contact Development Director Kristine Frakes at: kfrakes@dmreligious.org.

Donate online, or mail your donations to: DMARC, PO Box 12278, Des Moines, IA 50312-9405. Phone donations are also welcome at 515-277-6969.

Businesses, congregations, and other groups may download a flyer to post or a bulletin insert from the DMARC website. This is the prime time to contribute to DMARC’s Food Pantry Network—gifts will grow to even more food for the hungry in our community!

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