Food Rescue

Meet our new Delivery Driver, Dave!

Eat Greater Des Moines is thrilled to welcome a new face to the team. Dave will be joining the EGDM family as our new delivery driver….

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Fostering Relationships and Filling the Gap

Eat Greater Des Moines’ Food Rescue Transportation program launched as a pilot program in April 2018. Since then, the program has developed and changed in…

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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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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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