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Little Free Pantries: 10 pantries around the Drake Neighborhood, including 2 on Drake’s campus (Olmsted Parking Lot and near the Sprout Garden on 30th and Carpenter). The Little Free Pantry motto is “Take what you need, leave what you can.” 

The Sprout Learning Garden and Food Forest: located on Drake’s campus on 30th and Carpenter. The garden hosts groups for various educational events, and is always accepting volunteers. Anyone who participates is able to take produce home from the garden!

Des Moines Community Food Pantries: 3226 University Avenue Des Moines, IA

Hope + Elim Church: serves hot meals Wednesdays from 5-6pm at 2500 University Ave Des Moines, IA. No ID needed - drive through for a hot meal and non-perishable goods. 

Impact Food Pantry 

P: 515.518.4770 

Community Fridges, nearby locations include:   

  • Community Youth Concepts Community Fridge (1446 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway)                                               
  • Sweet Tooth Community Fridge located at Home Inc. (1618 6th Ave.)

Iowa 211: State Resource for Food Security Information

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