6 ways to make a difference during Hunger Action Month

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As the DMARC Food Pantry Network continues to see more people than ever before, this September is a great time to find a way to help us fight hunger right in your own backyard. Every little bit counts… see if you can find a new way to get involved this month. 

Become an anti-hunger advocate

Hunger is affecting every neighborhood in the Des Moines Metro right now. Educating others about food insecurity is one of the best ways to encourage action and there are lots of ways to learn more. Read our latest publications, follow us on social media, and follow our latest advocacy efforts. You can encourage social groups you are a part of to support DMARC, invite us to speak to your group, and spread the word. 


Hold a campaign at your workplace or congregation

Another great way to encourage others to act is by making it fun! During the fall, the start of the school year, football season, and several major holidays are all great occasions to host a food and fund drive with your workplace or congregation. If you are an Iowa or Iowa State fan, plan to host your drive in conjunction with the upcoming Sept. 9 matchup and encourage some friendly competition amongst rivals. 


Show up to an event

There are always opportunities to come out and support DMARC. Coming up in September …


Throw on your volunteer cap

Every day hundreds of people a DMARC Food Pantry – many for the first time ever. As a volunteer you can make that experience much less intimidating. Volunteers are also always needed to…

 No matter what your skill set and abilities are, there is a way you can donate your time. Learn more here. Questions? Give us a call at 515-277-6969 or email us.


Find a unique way to give back

There are lots of ways to give your resources without spending a single dollar. Find a nontraditional way to give and make your resources go farther. Here are a few ideas.


Host your own fundraiser

Did you know that DMARC can purchase food cheaper than what you can purchase and donate from the grocery store? Raising funds is one of the most effective ways to support the work of the DMARC Food Pantry Network … and it’s easier now than ever. 

You can start your own online fundraiser using the online tool Just Giving or host a fundraiser on your personal Facebook page. 


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