Week #8—Our biggest Operation: Fresh Produce Drop yet!

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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 pounds of food to 21 community organizations. Thanks to a group of 10 dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly to move thousands of boxes of food. 

“It is truly remarkable what humans are capable of when they work together for the greater good,” said Steven Williams, Operations Manager at EGDM. “The power we have as a community together is unstoppable and this week’s produce drop proved it.” 

None of this can be done without the incredible partner organizations who work day after to to distribute this food to our neighbors in need. 

“The sheer joy on peoples faces when they saw that we had milk, butter, yogurts, broccoli,” said Des Moines Refugee Support. “We only handed out half of our stuff, we are doing the other half on Sunday. Best food day yet!”

Help Support Our Efforts

  • + Donate to Eat Greater Des Moines and help us continue to get fresh fruit & veggies for organization that need it
  • + Have a truck? Or want to help unload? Volunteer! Contact swilliams@eatgreaterdesmoines.org

Organizations Impacted

  Cornerstone Church

  Urbandale Community Action Network

  Revival Center Church

  St. Theresa Pantry

  Knock & Drop

  New Point Church

  The Midwest Rocky Mountain Church of God    of Prophecy

  Genesis Youth Foundation

  Lids Christian Center (La Iglesia de el Senor)

  Des Moines Refugee Support

  The Helping Hand of Warren County

  Creative Visions

  Renewal Reshop

  Tawba Islamic Center

  CommonBond Properties

  YMCA Supportive Housing Campus  

  Windfield Apartments

  The Vineyard Church

  Proteus

  Perry Community

  Justice League of Food

Joie Probst

Joie Probst

Communications & Outreach Manager