Gifts of Grain

It is a time of high need for food assistance across central Iowa communities.

While Iowa farmers are well-known for feeding the world, many are increasingly aware of how hunger and lack of access to food affects their neighbors and communities.

In response, these industrious keepers of the land are stepping up and making their mark on the local food system by donating a portion of their yearly harvest to DMARC.

A farmer can direct a portion of his/her harvest (i.e., a truck load of grain or the yield from an acre of land), to DMARC through a local grain elevator. The crop donation is then sold and converted to cash that is used to buy food items distributed through the Food Pantry Network.

DMARC extends sincere gratitude to farm operators and gardeners who donate gifts of grain and fresh produce. These donations help DMARC provide nutritionally sound and locally sourced foods that increase the stability of the food system across our community and state.

Download this form for giving a Gift of Grain. To learn more about providing a Gift of Grain or other gifting options, contact Leslie Garman, or 515-277-6969, ext. 13.

To coordinate large donations of fresh produce, contact Food Pantry Network Director Rebecca Whitlow,, 515-282-2026 or 515-277-6969, ext. 14.