Donate Your Fresh Produce

We’ve created a list of some best practices to help you as you gather the produce you’ve grown to donate to DMARC.

  • Always harvest your produce before peak ripeness—we’ll need at least 24 hours to get it out into a food pantry.
  • Properly clean and package your garden produce when it makes sense to do so—it save our warehouse staff time.
  • Be sure you yourself would eat the food you’re donating—blemishes are okay, produce ripe past usefulness is not.

Where to Drop off Your Donation

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.