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DES MOINES AREA RELIGIOUS COUNCIL Expansion & Relocation

FIGHTING FOOD INSECURITY IS DMARC’S MOST VISIBLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE GREATER DES MOINES COMMUNITY.

"DMARC moved into our Mulberry facility in January of 2014 to better meet the growing need of people living with food insecurity in our community. At the end of that year, we had assisted just over 32,000 unique individuals.
By 2019, that number grew to just under 65,000 unique individuals – an increase of 75% in just 5 years. While we’re proud of our efforts, we cannot continue to meet this existing need, let alone the growth we expect, without a large, more effective space.
This project isn’t about allowing us to offer more assistance – although it will. Rather, we’re facing a moral imperative that if we cannot end up in a bigger, more effective space, we are knowingly setting ourselves up to leave many hungry children, seniors and families behind — that simply should not be okay with anyone."

— MATT UNGER, CEO, DMARC

DMARC WAS FOUNDED OUT OF A BELIEF IN THE POWER OF INTERFAITH ENGAGEMENT AS A WAY TO BUILD COMMUNITY AND CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE.

"More than 77% of children in Des Moines rely on school and after school programs like Boys & Girls Club for their principal source of nutrition. Our partnership with DMARC helps us ensure all children have access to food during this pandemic.”

— JODIE WARTH, CEO, BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF CENTRAL IOWA