Food Rescue

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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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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Leftovers: A Deeper Look Into the Meaning of Food

All my life, food was something that transcended differences. Within my family, it was a shared heritage across geographical divides. In my school, lunch time…

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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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Making Connections Through Food Rescue—Meet Our Driver, Cheryl

Despite the uncertainty with COVID-19, Eat Greater Des Moines’s Food Rescue Transportation Program has continued to operate throughout the pandemic. In March, we hired 6…

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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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Pears from Dallas County Human Services Campus find a new home through Eat Greater Des Moines’s Gleaning Program

Five miles north of the Adel town square, off of highway 169 at the entrance of what is now the Dallas County Human Services Campus,…

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