Hunger Free Iowa Initiative

The Hunger Free Iowa Initiative is a model of the Outreach Program that has been designed by AmeriCorps VISTA members. The first step is to convene a community or county wide hunger dialogue of major stakeholders from all sectors. From that dialogue, a hunger-free leadership team is formed, based on the Collective Impact model. Then...

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Des Moines Area Religious Council

The Des Moines Area Religious Council operates the largest food pantry network in Iowa, serving 30,000 people annually. In 2009, DMARC launched Mapping an End to Hunger in Greater Des Moines to begin a systemic analysis of the problems that impact accessibility to nutritionally adequate and affordable food in Polk County, Iowa, with the goal...

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