Donate Food

DMARC Food Pantry Warehouse

Food donations may be dropped off at the DMARC Food Pantry Network Warehouse, located at 1435 Mulberry Street in downtown Des Moines.

Monday – Thursday   8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday   8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Please call the DMARC Food Pantry Network warehouse at 515-282-2026 for questions about food donations.

Red Barrel Program

Have you noticed one of these red barrels in the grocery store where you shop? Contributing to the Red Barrel Program is as easy as buying a few extra cans of food while you shop and dropping them in on your way out of the store. All food and personal care items collected by the Red Barrel Program goes to the DMARC Food Pantry Network.

Most Needed Items

Download a list of our Most Needed Items
View a list of our most needed items to make sure your food donation has the most impact.

Fresh Produce Donations

Fresh whole grain bread items (with generous expiration dates)
Fresh fruit and vegetables (potatoes/sweet potatoes, bananas, apples, carrots, grapes, oranges, tomatoes, melons, brocolli and bell peppers)
Please donate far before expiration and prime ripeness.

Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

DMARC partner food pantries and the food pantry warehouse follow the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act to protect you, the receiving agency and our clients.