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Organizations Fighting Hunger

Eat Greater Des Moines

501 SW 7th, Suite G2
Des Moines
IA 50309
Ms. Aubrey Alvarez
Organization Type
Community Based
Garden Program


Eat Greater Des Moines is a central Iowa-based non-profit organization that facilitates and builds connections to strengthen the area’s food system. Their mission is to unite the community by providing quality food access for all. By bringing people to the table, they empower partners in the community to connect and support one another. They move ideas into action through information sharing, building relationships, and providing education on the most urgent issues related to food in our community. Resources available include a directory of farms, a directory of community gardens and farmers markets a directory of food assistance sites, information about starting community gardens, and an online calendar of events.

Their food rescue initiative connects people and organizations with surplus food to people and organizations that feed hungry people, reducing food waste and helping ensure that everyone has enough healthy food to eat.

How to Help:

There are many opportunities for people and organizations to support the work of Eat Greater Des Moines. Their food rescue initiative has roles for individual volunteers, food industry professionals, and social service professionals. People can also provide support by signing up on their website, helping expand their directories and submitting events to their calendar.

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