On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) held their 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger® food drive across the nation, and for the fourth year, the DMARC Food Pantry Network was the local beneficiary of the food drive in Greater Des Moines.
That Saturday, letter carriers around the metro collected food donations from mailboxes, doorsteps, and grocery stores which were brought back to their local post offices, and then transported to the East Grandstands’ Hall of Law and Flame at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
All together, 66,055 ...
Last fall, Drake University Women In Business (DUWIB) was looking for a service project that would give back to women in Greater Des Moines. After a bit of research, the student organization came across the idea of hosting a tampon and pad drive, and decided it was a perfect fit. Recognizing that one in four menstruating people do not have access to period products due to a lack of income, the group coordinated with DMARC and held a drive for period products at the student center on campus.
"Something as natural as a period should not be holding people back from their ...
DMARC has a plethora of ways to get food for our mobile and partner food pantries.
While we do distribute food that is donated to us by individuals, most of our food is purchased with donated funds. As a matter of fact, we can stretch a dollar significantly further, when it comes to purchasing food items, than an individual purchasing food at the grocery store. This is not to say that we don’t appreciate food donations, but rather that monetary donations go much further.
One way we receive food items that isn’t as well known is through our food recovery program. ...
On Sunday, June 25, the Core Cast Performing Group from the Nauvoo Pageant in Historic Nauvoo, Illinois, performed the musical program Our Story Goes On at First Christian Church in Des Moines. Over 400 people turned out to see the performance, which held a free-will offering fundraiser for the DMARC Food Pantry Network.
"Our Story Goes On" brought in $2,239 in individual contributions to support the Food Pantry Network. DMARC also received a $1,200 check from the Des Moines Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the event, from funds that were ...
On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, representatives from Hy-Vee, Di Lusso Deli Company, Anderson Erickson Dairy, Doll Distributing, Summit Brewing Company and Gino's all met at the DMARC Food Pantry Network warehouse to deliver the proceeds from a sales promotion in November, 2016.
"Take Steps to End Hunger in Des Moines" ran from November 13 - 26, 2016, with sales promotions on select items that included donations to the DMARC Food Pantry Network. The collaborative effort brought in $4,084.46 for the Food Pantry Network, as well as 3,200 jars of spaghetti sauce donated by ...
This article was first published as "'Spiritual Awakening' Leads to Douglas M. Woods 'Challenge Hunger' Campaign" in the Feb/Mar/Apr 2015 issue of The Voice.
by Kristine Frakes, Development Director
What do The Grapes of Wrath, a primitive southern Iowa farmhouse, and a Bible verse have in common?
For retired West Des Moines police officer Doug Woods, the convergence of these writings and memories of a boyhood experience led to his self-described "spiritual awakening" in 2012- and, soon after, the launch of the first Douglas M. Woods Hunger Challenge to benefit ...
Chicken of the Sea donated $10,000 to DMARC/Move the Food on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The donation took place during a segment of "Great Day" on KCWI 23. Chicken of the Sea is celebrating their 100th Anniversary, and are travelling the United States donating $1 million to nonprofit organizations. The check was presented by Chicken of the Sea's Senior Vice President Christie Fleming to DMARC's Executive Director Rev. Sarai Schnucker-Rice.
The donation of $10,000 supplies nearly 12,000 meals. Canned tuna is an affordable source of protein for meal boxes used at DMARC food ...
From March 1, until April 30, 2014, you can increase your giving impact with two donation matching offers partnering with Des Moines Area Religious Council’s Food Pantry Network. Your goal: to help fill the new DMARC food pantry warehouse shelves!
Douglas M. Woods $10,000 “Challenge Hunger” Gift
This is the second year that local philanthropist Douglas M. Woods has generously committed to provide 50 cents for every dollar donated to the DMARC Food Pantry Network, up to the first $20,000 in donations. This challenge comes during a season when donations to the ...
The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry Network will be receiving a shipment of $5,500 worth of cereal from the Hy-Vee Stores on Tuesday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m., at 1435 Mulberry Street, Des Moines.
“This is the first shipment of food to DMARC’s newly renovated building on the southwest side of downtown Des Moines,” shared Food Pantry Network Director Rebecca Whitlow. “Because Hy-Vee is such a wonderful partner, we wanted to celebrate the Colossal Cookie Sale by receiving their donation as the first to our new site,” continued Whitlo...
This year, Hy-Vee Food Stores from across the greater Des Moines area sold 552,617 cookies as part of the Colossal Cookie Sale benefiting the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry Network. Thanks, to ALL who bought cookies! Bakery lunchpail cookies sold for 12 cents each, and for each cookie sold, Hy-Vee is donating one penny of food products to the DMARC Food Pantry Network.
Since the Cookie Sale began in 2003, Hy-Vee stores have sold over 8.5 million cookies and have donated more than $85,000 in food products to DMARC’s network of neighborhood ...