Food Access

Fighting Food Insecurity one Fridge at a Time

As we all have seen in the past year, the pandemic has exacerbated the gaps in the food system. Monika Owczarski, the founder of Sweet…

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Support Local Farmers Markets in the Greater Des Moines Area

Support Local Farmers Markets in the Greater Des Moines Area 2021 Farmers Market Listing Share this resource within your community to reference when and where…

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Community fridges continue to pop up in the Des Moines Metro Area

Community fridges have been popping up around the country as a way to make food more accessible and meet basic needs during the ongoing pandemic….

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Gleaning in Your Own Backyard: Edible Landscapes

Research shows that as much as one-third of the food supply in the United States goes to waste. That’s over 133 billion pounds of food….

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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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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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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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Through food rescue, gleaning and lots of teamwork—EGDM helps move 36,000 pounds of food to our community in one day!

“If you would have told me Eat Greater Des Moines could pull this off 6 months ago, I would have thought you were joking,” said…

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School Garden Clean-Up turns into Food Rescue Opportunity

Spring is generally a time of new beginnings for gardens. A time to plan and plant for a successful season. However, when schools shut down…

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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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