The Des Moines Area Religious Council advocates for policies that will reduce food insecurity in the state of Iowa.

DMARC is a member of the Iowa Hunger Coalition, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization. The Iowa Hunger Coalition is a group of passionate anti-hunger organizations and individuals who work for effective policies and help educate Iowans on the causes, effects, and solutions of food insecurity and hunger in Iowa.

If you would like to learn more about our advocacy efforts or data visualization dashboard, please contact DMARC’s Communications and Advocacy Manager, Luke Elzinga, or (515) 277-6969 x10.

2023 State Legislative Agenda

  • State investment in the Double Up Food Bucks program, which incentivizes the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables by SNAP participants
  • Update the income eligibility for SNAP to 200% FPL to make the program accessible to more Iowans experiencing food insecurity
  • Expand free and reduced-price school meals by providing Healthy School Meals for All
  • State investment to support recent refugees to the state while they get settled
  • Support programs that empower Iowans to lead healthy, self-sufficient lives by bridging gaps in opportunity and building stronger, more resilient communities
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