The Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Pantry Network and Capital City Fruit will be distributing free boxes of fresh produce from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Southridge Mall parking lot by Sears, the organizations said in a news release. DMARC will also be giving away dairy items with Eat Greater Des Moines, and kids’ produce prep items because of a partnership with the WIC program. DMARC also announced it and Capital City Fruits are extending the distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables through July and August through a partnership with the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. The boxes, which contain about 20 pounds of fresh produce, are distributed through DMARC’s 14 partner food pantries. To learn more about the produce box giveaway, find the closest food pantry, or sign up to  volunteer, please visit