EGDM News

Meet our Service Learning Student, Samantha!

The Eat Greater Des Moines team is excited to welcome Samantha (Sami) Craig to the EGDM Team! Sami is a student at Central College in…

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Looking forward to springtime: 2021 garden updates!

With springtime in mind, gardens all over the Des Moines area are planning for their 2021 garden season. Over here at Eat Greater Des Moines,…

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Meet our new Gleaning Coordinator, Madison!

Eat Greater Des Moines is happy to announce that we have recently, welcomed Madison Staecker to the EGDM Team! Madison is an AmeriCorps member who…

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It’s Time to Diversify Our Investments Combating Food Insecurity

2020 gave us all the opportunity to try things we’ve never done – some good, some bad. COVID has turned the societal cracks millions have…

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“Look for the helpers”—Year in Review at Eat Greater Des Moines

A note from Executive Director Aubrey Alvarez: “2020…what a year! While there has been so much sadness and loss, we’ve also seen how communities come…

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It doesn’t have to be “either/or”—Expanding the way we address hunger & food insecurity

As a mom of a kindergartener, navigating this school year has been interesting, to say the least. As school was getting started, I read an…

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EGDM helping provide fridges & freezers to groups stepping up to feed the community

On December 10th, Eat Greater Des Moines delivered 25 refrigerators and freezers to 18 groups working to feed the community during the pandemic. “By providing…

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None of us is as good as all of us—A Letter from Executive Director, Aubrey

A memory popped up on my computer the other day. It was a picture of my notes from United Way of Central Iowa’s Mapping Our…

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Three Metro Starbucks Join EGDM’s Growing Food Rescue Transportation Program

Eat Greater Des Moines is always looking to connect extra food to those in need to help curb food waste.   Back in June, EGDM…

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Meet our new Drake Engaged Citizen Corps Student, DJ!

Eat Greater Des Moines is happy to announce that we have recently, we welcomed Devyn (DJ) Henson to the EGDM Team! DJ is originally from…

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