DMARC Launches Food Pantry Delivery Service

The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry Network is launching a food pantry delivery service to meet the needs of people experiencing food insecurity in Greater Des Moines at this time.

If a person is unable to obtain food by either visiting a food pantry location or by using a proxy to pick up food for them, they may call to request a delivery. DMARC is asking that only those with health, transportation, or other mitigating circumstances use this service.

People can call 1-833-DMARC-20 (1-833-362-7220) toll-free to request a delivery. This number will be staffed by trained volunteers and staff from 9:00am to 12:00pm, Monday through Friday. Requests for delivery will be taken on a first-come first-serve basis, and delivery capacity will depend on the number of volunteers available. The service is launching with a maximum of 50 food pantry deliveries per day. Requests for delivery will close at 12:00pm or after 50 spots have been filled.

Once the order is placed, food will be delivered to the person’s doorstep with a no-contact drop-off the following business day between 9:00am and 12:00pm.

Those interested in volunteering to deliver food can sign up at

4 Replies to "DMARC Launches Food Pantry Delivery Service"

  • Maria
    May 25, 2020 (6:51 pm)

    I have positive to corona virus mi my husband and my 2 children

  • Barbara Brown
    November 30, 2020 (2:16 pm)

    I’m in the high percentile with asthma and copd and high blood pressure. And I’m trying to stay in until va gets the vaccine! My girls are even totally online schooled.! But I still need food. But of course you can’t do it.

    • lelzinga
      December 3, 2020 (12:55 pm)

      Hi Barbara, have you called the delivery hotline? Please reach out to us at (515) 277-6969 or if you are having any issues receiving assistance.

  • Laura Williams
    December 21, 2020 (7:11 pm)

    I would like to sign up for delivery. I am disabled and home bound

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