Des Moines Area Religious CouncilFood Pantry Network and More!
Douglas M. Woods Challenge Hunger Campaign
Since 2013, the Douglas M. Woods Challenge Hunger Campaign has been matching gifts to the Des Moines Religious Council Food Pantry Network, thanks to benefactor and retired West Des Moines police office Doug Woods. The campaign offers $20,000 in matching funds, and has raised a total of more than $350,000 for DMARC over the past four years. While in-kind food donations are still very important to DMARC’s work, making a cash donation allows DMARC to purchase from two to six times the amount of food any of us could in the grocery store with the same dollar. Cash donations also save man hours because the items purchased don’t have to be sorted to eliminate expired items, rusty cans, and partially used items. During the Challenge, a $10 donation will help to purchase 40 meals. This is a great opportunity for Grace UMC to respond to the overwhelming need in our community and to help those in dealing with food insecurity. The Challenge runs from March 1 through April 30. Please make your check out to: Des Moines Area Religious Council
1435 Mulberry St,
Des Moines IA 50309
Please designate your gift for the Challenge Hunger Campaign.
Food Bank Locations
It takes many hands for DMARC to be successful. From office help to volunteering in our food warehouse, we are so appreciative of any time you or your organization can lend.
Volunteer Programs Include:
- DMARC Food Pantry Warehouse
- DMARC Mobile Food Pantry
- Sack Saturdays at local grocery stores
- Meals from the Market
- Iowa Cub Sunday Home Games
During every Iowa Cubs Sunday home game this summer, DMARC will be accepting three food items as a donation in exchange for one general admission ticket. Fans can also pay $5 to upgrade to a Grand Stand seat.
- April 14 – Iowa Cubs vs Oklahoma City Dodgers
- April 28 – Iowa Cubs vs Nashville Sound
- May 12 – Iowa Cubs vs Omaha Storm Chasers
- May 19 – Iowa Cubs vs New Orleans Baby Cakes
- June 9 – Iowa Cubs vs Albuquerque Isotopes
- June 23 – Iowa Cubs vs Round Rock Express
- July 7 – Iowa Cubs vs Memphis Redbirds
- July 28 – Iowa Cubs vs Round Rock Express
- August 11 – Iowa Cubs vs Salt Lake City Bees
- August 25 – Iowa Cubs vs Nashville Sound
- September 1 – Iowa Cubs vs Memphis Redbirds