Food rescue is the process of collecting donated food from farms, restaurants, caterers, and other food service providers, and distributing that food to people in need through local social service organizations. Eat Greater Des Moines works to connect those businesses with nonprofits, schools, organizations, and affordable housing communities that can put the food to good use.
This program seeks to connect Iowans to locally grown and healthy food. Through the promotion of farmers markets, farm stands and the Double Up Food Bucks program in Polk, Dallas, Marion, and Warren counties, we work to make local food more accessible to everyone.
Eat Greater Des Moines supports local gardens at schools, communities, churches, or corporate-giving gardens in several ways. We seek to help connect funders and volunteers to growers, as well as to identify and connect resources to growers to keep their gardens thriving. We work to support and keep these local gardens successful and sustainable.