Meet our new Gleaning Coordinator, Madison!

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Eat Greater Des Moines is happy to announce that we have recently, welcomed Madison Staecker to the EGDM Team! 

Madison is an AmeriCorps member who will be working with us as an Onsite Gleaning Program Coordinator. Madison will be facilitating year-round outreach and relationship building with local farms, volunteers, and recipient agencies. During harvest season, Madison will lead volunteers to harvest local food and coordinate produce deliveries. Gleaning is one action towards addressing gaps within the current food system.  We are so lucky to have Madison joining us! 


Where are you from? Where did you go to school?

  1. I’m from Carlisle, Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Interdepartmental Health Science with an emphasis on Global Health.

What will you be working on with Eat Greater Des Moines?

  1. I’ll be the AmeriCorps Gleaning Coordinator with Eat Greater Des Moines, working to form mutually beneficial partnerships with local farmers.

What are you most excited for?

  1. I’m excited to get outside with volunteers this summer and pick some produce!

Share a fun fact or favorite food memory! 

  1. My favorite food memory is eating melty scotcheroos at summertime family gatherings. (I might just be sick of winter.)


Keep an eye out for updates on the awesome work that Madison is doing!

Emma Gellerstedt

Emma Gellerstedt

Eat Greater Des Moines Intern