Food Access

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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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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