Recognized by the United Way of Central Iowa for the 2012 LIVE UNITED Advocacy Award and by the Iowa Medical Society for the 2013 Washington Freeman Peck Award.
Recognized by The Des Moines Register as the 2010 Aurora Award recipient.
Restated by-laws to bring organization into alignment with Iowa Principles and Practices of Charitable Non-Profit Excellence. Also, established as the largest networked food pantry system in Iowa.
Move the Food
Launches the Move the Food initiative to engage the whole community in building a systematic community model to end hunger and improve health in Polk County. Changed the content of Food Pantry Network boxes to healthy food/fresh fruits and vegetables. Food Pantry Network client base grew by 60% in response to economic recession.
First Muslim Congregation
Receives into membership the first Muslim congregation, Muslim Community Organization.
Organized community-wide events to respond to anti-Semitism and terrorism.
Red Barrel Program
Established the Red Barrel program in most Des Moines area food stores.
Established the Des Moines Area Religious Council Foundation.
First Jewish Congregation
Receives into membership the first Jewish congregation, Tifereth Israel Synagogue.