The Des Moines Area Religious Council is an interfaith organization with a core membership of over 125 congregations from five faith traditions. 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.

Our Staff

DMARC has a dedicated staff of 14 individuals.

DMARC’s Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for FY’ 18-19.

Our Member Congregations

Founded in 1952 through the cooperation of 13 local churches, DMARC is now over 125 congregations strong and comprised of four faith traditions: Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Unitarian.

Our History

Founded in 1952, DMARC has a long history in the Des Moines community.

Our Partners

DMARC works with many organizations, businesses, and partners to complete our mission.

Our Donors