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Your gift is so important to DMARC.

This has always been true. But never more so than at this time in our history. Your gift helps DMARC keep our promise to our community that our Food Pantry Network is always there when it is needed.

Because of you, food has continued to be available during the pandemic without interruption – not even for a day. DMARC has maintained its network and access to support through our partner food pantry sites and mobile food pantry sites, despite supply chain issues and an over 60% increase in food costs for some of our most basic items.

Your gift directly helps people. People who have never been to a DMARC Food Pantry prior to March.

  • Your gift helped “Rick”, a senior, who because of underlying health conditions, was unable to leave his home to access food. Your gift helped DMARC create a brand new food delivery service that allowed him to be safe while also receiving the food he needs.
  • Your gift helped “Julie”, a student, who has been home from school since the pandemic began. Your gift provided food for her and her family through DMARC’s mobile Food Pantry program which has been supporting select Des Moines area school sites with especially vulnerable populations. Today this program is growing, even as I write this letter to you, to meet this need.
  • And your gift helped “Sarah”, a furloughed employee, who had NEVER used a DMARC Food Pantry prior to visiting DMARC’s mobile pantry this past April. She is among thousands who have used this program since the pandemic began, growing it to be DMARC’s second most used pantry site when compared to our other partner pantry sites, an increase of 100% when compared to last year! Today, this program also has the highest number of new individuals seeking assistance for the very first time.

All of this makes your financial support, at this time in our history, even more important.

Won’t you help DMARC by giving a year-end gift as we close one of the most challenging years in our history?

DMARC never turns anyone away. Your support will help DMARC keep this promise to our community and to our most vulnerable. And your support will also help DMARC keep this promise in the future as we prepare for what’s next, which as history dictates, will be more central Iowans in need.

Thank you again for your belief in and support of our work.


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