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COVID-19 Emergency Response--Food Delivery Volunteer

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Des Moines Area Religious Council

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Event Description:

In the face of COVID-19, many of DMARC's clients are contending with challenges that prevent them from safely accessing food assistance at our public pantry locations. We are putting out a special call for volunteers who will deliver bags of food to individual households (NO-CONTACT DELIVERY) as part of our modified pantry distribution schedule.

On-call shifts are available Monday through Friday, 9AM-12PM.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Pick up packages of food from the DMARC warehouse at 1435 Mulberry Street, Des Moines 50309
  • Deliver food to a set number of homes within the Des Moines metro
  • Drop food items outside the home (porch, entryway vestibule if open, front steps), ringing the doorbell or intercom, and stepping back to a safe distance of 6 ft. until client retrieves items. PPE (masks and gloves) will be provided to all volunteers.


Volunteers will be provided with instructions and ongoing guidance from a DMARC warehouse staff person at the beginning and for the duration of each shift. DMARC will call volunteers the day before a shift to confirm the need for assistance and place available volunteer drivers on our route schedule.


  • Able to stand, move, and lift up to 35 lbs.
  • Must have a cell phone, reliable transportation, and the ability to provide copies of current driver's license and current auto insurance
  • Must have the flexibility to adhere to an on-call schedule; shifts will depend on the volume of deliveries needed for a given day

We look forward to working with you!

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About Des Moines Area Religious Council


1435 Mulberry St, Des Moines, IA 50309, US

Mission Statement

The Des Moines Area Religious Council [DMARC] provides a means for responding to basic human needs; offers a context for interfaith dialogue and outreach [as well as education, fellowship and support]; and serves as a liaison and link between DMARC member congregations and our larger community.


The Des Moines Area Religious Council [DMARC] is comprised of nearly 150 local area congregations, comprised of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith traditions. We are united in our commitment to the Golden Rule, as reflected in our efforts to serve the needy through a variety of direct service iniatives. We operate a Food Pantry Network which distributes basic food items at partner sites throughout the community. We provide subsidized childcare for working families through our Childcare Assistance initiative. We provide emergency financial assistance intended to keep people in a safe home environment through our Compassion In Action iniative.

In addition, we serve the general public by providing a bridge for interfaith and outreach efforts within the larger community. DMARC cross cultural/interfaith gatherings [such as the David Bear Lecture Series] provide opportunities for increased understanding of diverse faith traditions. Our annual January Thaw education sessions [held in collaboration with the Center of Social Ministry, the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines and the Masjid An-Noor Muslim Community] provide unique and informative learning opportunities for local residents. Our Beyond Beliefs Tours iniative enhances personal understanding of religious symbols and traditions of the diverse faiths located within our community. And, our LADOS support group helps those who have experienced the death of a spouse cope with their loss.

Disaster Relief


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1435 Mulberry StreetDes Moines, IA 50309




  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • 2-3 hours a week or month

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