Food Access

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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Central Iowa Farmers Market Listing 2020

Buying fresh food from farmers markets is a great way to support local farmers and our local food system, especially during COVID-19. Many markets throughout…

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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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It’s garden time—Here’s a list of plant sales to get you started!

Longer days and more sun means it’s time to start planting. 🌱 Whether you are a seasoned gardener or are wanting to start a modern-day…

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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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Thinking outside the traditional food rescue model: EGDM brings food rescue to Perry Public Library

Libraries have long been hubs of community engagement and education. They are free, accessible to all, and open most days of the week making them…

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Ready, Set, Blend—Engaging Kids to Eat Healthy, Local Foods throughout the Summer

“Who wants to make a smoothie?”, I asked a group of kids outside the Chapel Ridge Apartment Complex, a free summer meal site in Johnston….

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