EGDM News

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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From Emergency Gleaning to Food Rescue—The Importance of Connections in Times of Crisis

Two weeks after a powerful derecho ripped through the state, downing powerlines, devastating crops, and leaving widespread damage in many communities Executive Director, Aubrey Alvarez…

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Reconnect with Your Food System: 15 of Our Favorite Books, Podcasts, & Shows all about Food

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unmask the many gaps within our food system, it also opens up the opportunity to discuss what needs to…

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Let’s Grow! EGDM Teams up with Waukee Farm to School to Distribute Seed Kits

Waukee Community School Districts’ Picnic & Play, or free summer meal program, looks a bit different this year. Since COIVD began in March, School nutrition…

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Week #8—Our biggest Operation: Fresh Produce Drop yet!

Now in it’s 8th week, Operation: Fresh Produce Drop continues to evolve and grow. This week we had our biggest distribution yet! We distributed 27,520…

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Connecting Communities Through Food—7 years of Eat Greater Des Moines

Eat Greater Des Moines was founded in April of 2013, 7 years ago! We started in collaboration with United Way of Central Iowa and Des…

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Operation: Fresh Produce Drop—Week #2

Yesterday team EGDM was at it again for the second week, unloading and distributing fresh fruits and veggies from Loffredo Fresh Foods! This week we…

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Host a Virtual #ConnectingCommunities Party & Raise Money for EGDM!

Now more than ever it’s important to find ways to connect, while we collectively practice social distancing. So, why not [virtually] connect with friends and…

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Operation: Fresh Produce Drop

The morning sun beat down on a group volunteers in the Vineyard Church parking lot off of Euclid Avenue as a large semi-truck slowly backed…

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1,500 lbs. of food rescued from local hotel helps nonprofits feed growing needs

Amid COVID-19 closures, perishable foods find a new home.

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