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Mobile Pantry: Parkside Senior Center

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ORGANIZATION: Des Moines Area Religious Council


Volunteering at a DMARC Mobile Food Pantry is just like helping a friend shop for groceries! As a Mobile Food Pantry volunteer, you will meet at the mobile site and assist clients in selecting their food items after they have gone through the intake.


Responsibilities (**Please note that these standard activities will be modified during our alternative food distribution model to ensure the safety of clients, volunteers, and staff**):

  • Helping people choose food items
  • Bagging items
  • Carrying items to people's cars or other modes of transportation
  • Assisting the DMARC Mobile Food Pantry driver with miscellaneous tasks as needed


You will be provided with instructions and ongoing guidance from a DMARC Mobile Food Pantry staff person for the duration of your shift.


  • Able to stand, move, and lift (weight limits based on individual ability)
  • Able to pull a wagon

Dress Code:

Please dress appropriately for variable outdoor temperatures.

Age Requirement:

All volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (18 and over) at all times during the volunteer shift.

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About Des Moines Area Religious Council


100 Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315, US

Mission Statement

Working to meet basic human needs within the greater Des Moines Community


The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) is a nonprofit organization with interfaith roots, whose mission is to meet basic human needs in the greater Des Moines community. The DMARC Food Pantry Network consists of 14 partner pantry sites, multiple Mobile Food Pantry locations, two food warehouses, and numerous community partners. The DMARC Food Pantry Network is committed to providing healthy food options and fresh produce to the people it assists. Once per calendar month, people can select a three-day supply of food from any one of its Food Pantry Network partner pantries, and AnyTime Items are available whenever a pantry is open. Last year, DMARC assisted 58,707 unique individuals living with food insecurity in Greater Des Moines.

DMARC could never do the work of feeding so many people without the partnership of many, diverse faith communities. Nearly 200 faith communities from across the religious spectrum support DMARC with cash support, donations of food, and service. Because we can do so much more together than we can on our own, DMARC has a commitment to helping our faith communities learn about one another and build relationships.


Community, Hunger


Wed Aug 03, 2022 - Wed Aug 31, 2022
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM


3560 East Douglas AvenueDes Moines, IA 50317




  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • 2 hours a week or once a month

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