The Des Moines area religious council will begin a mobile pantry on Wednesday with help from the Amerigroup Foundation. According to a press release, a donation of $ 10,000 from the foundation will help DMARC deliver the mobile pantry at CareMore Health’s Des Moines Care Center, 1530 Euclid Ave. The mobile pantry will be on this site from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, and then return to this location every second and fourth Wednesday of the month thereafter. “Co-locating our mobile pantries with other services for low-income residents of our community has proven to be very effective in meeting the needs of those facing food insecurity in Grand Des Moines,” said Matt Unger, CEO of DMARC. Amerigroup Iowa President Jeffrey Jones said the partnership with DMARC is another step in the company’s commitment to help make nutritious food more accessible to the most vulnerable residents and the community. “We are proud to work alongside community partners like DMARC to address access to food and nutrition, as well as to support the mobile pantry which will positively impact so many people,” Jones said.
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