The Des Moines Area Religious Council will begin a mobile food pantry Wednesday with help from the Amerigroup Foundation. According to a news release, a $10,000 donation from the foundation will help DMARC offer the mobile food pantry at CareMore Health’s Des Moines Care Center, 1530 Euclid Ave. The mobile food pantry will be at that site from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and then return to that location every second and fourth Wednesday of the month thereafter. “Co-locating our mobile food pantries with other services for low-income residents of our community has proven highly effective in meeting the needs of people facing food insecurity in Greater Des Moines,” said DMARC CEO Matt Unger. 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 food access and nutrition as well as support the mobile food pantry that will positively impact so many,” Jones said.

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