Local volunteers and vendors are serving daily meals to food-insecure community members. Photo: Central Iowa Shelter and Services.
The city of Des Moines, Central Iowa Shelter and Services, Urban Dreams and local restaurants have joined to provide $350,000 worth of food to food-insecure Iowans during the pandemic and in response to the derecho last week.
The Emergency Food Distribution program is funded from a larger pot of COVID-19 relief funds, which was allocated to a variety of community necessities in early May. Local vendors, including Hy-Vee, Latin King, Palm’s Caribbean Cuisine and Big Red Truck, will serve at various locations through the end of this week. You can find the full schedule here.
Language interpreters are available by calling the Iowa COVID-19 English Language Learner (ELL) Help Line at 877-558-2609.
Iowa Stops Hunger is a yearlong Business Publications Corp. initiative to bring awareness and action to food insecurity in Iowa.