The Des Moines Area Religious Council is an interfaith organization with a mission of working together to meet basic human needs for the greater Des Moines community. Recipient of the 2012 LIVE UNITED Advocacy Award from the United Way of Central Iowa, DMARC provides a common means of responding to basic human needs and a context for interfaith dialogue.
DMARC manages a Food Pantry Network consisting of 14 separate partnering food pantry sites, a Mobile Food Pantry, two food warehouses, and numerous community supporters. The DMARC Food Pantry Network is health-based and is the largest food pantry network in Iowa. Food pantry sites are located in Des Moines, Ankeny, Clive, Johnston, Urbandale and West Des Moines.
DMARC is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate on the basis of family size or structure, religious beliefs, cultural background, national origin, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
The Emergency Food System of Polk County, Iowa
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Founded in 1952 through the cooperation of 13 local churches, DMARC is an interfaith organization that works with faith partners from across the religious spectrum.
Founded in 1952, DMARC has a long history in the Des Moines community.
DMARC works with many organizations, businesses, and partners to complete our mission.