DMARC Event To Help Fight Food Insecurity

The 2019 Spring Greens event was held at the State Historical Society of Iowa. This year’s event will be held outside at Colby Park in Windsor Heights. Photo: DMARC.

The Des Moines Area Religious Council will host its third annual Spring Greens event, which will include both food and live entertainment, at 5-8 p.m. on May 13 at Colby Park in Windsor Heights. Funds will support DMARC’s Food Pantry Network.

The theme is Caribbean, and patrons can enjoy cooking demonstrations, music from Andrew Hoyt and the Sheets, and a food basket available in person or for pickup, courtesy of Palm’s Caribbean Cuisine and Pies and Pastries by Lana. On the menu are smoked jerk wings marinated in Jamaican spices, coconut candied yams (made from sweet potatoes), jollof rice and a pre-packaged dessert (choose between apple crumble pies, a brownie or a cookie). Vegetarian options are also available.

Reservations are needed by 12 p.m. Friday. General admission is $45. You can become a patron sponsor for $100, which includes an additional gift basket with treats and commemorative gift items. Find more information here.

Iowa Stops Hunger is a Business Publications Corporation initiative to bring awareness and action to food insecurity in Iowa.

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