COVID 19 Community Support Resources
In these uncertain times, it’s hard to know where you can help the most, and we can often feel powerless. However, there are important things Democrats can do to support those who are struggling.
Your top priority is to make sure that you and your family stay safe and healthy. However, if your resources allow you to support others in the community, here are a few ideas on how to help the community:
DONATE TO THE DMARC FOOD PANTRY
If you’re in the position to be able to support local organizations like DMARC (Des Moines Area Religious Council), that do the essential work of getting food and assistance to those who are suffering from hunger and food insecurity at this time, please do. Right now, the easiest way to support DMARC is through monetary donations to keep the Food Pantry Network up and running during this time of need: https://www.dmarcunited.org/donate/donate-online/
FOOD BANK OF IOWA EMERGENCY SITES
Throughout the Des Moines metro, emergency food assistance sites have been set up at various points throughout the community. If you, your family or someone you know in the community needs food, please utilize these sites as options. People in need are welcome to show up at the following sites for pre-packaged food pick-ups. For delivery assistance or to learn more, please call the Food Bank of Iowa Emergency Food Assistance Hotline: 515-957-2900.
First Assembly of God
2725 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 10:30 am -12:30 pm
4919 Aurora Avenue, Des Moines
Tuesday, Thursday 9 am - 11 am, 3 pm - 5 pm
2000 NW 100thstreet, Clive
Tuesday and Thursday 9 am - 11 am, 3 pm - 5 pm, Saturday 1 pm - 3 pm
520 NW 36thStreet, Ankeny
Tuesday 9 am - 6 pm
Cottage Grove Church
1050 24th Street, Des Moines
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 9 am - 11 am, 3 pm - 5 pm
1335 NE BeaverbrookeBlvd., Grimes
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am - 12 pm
Essential programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are keeping our communities fed and healthy, but this program needs to be protected. Connect with your federal legislators via phone and email to let them know just how important SNAP benefits are to your community. Learn more about the SNAP program by clicking here.