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Food Pantry Volunteer

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 15 people are interested

Food Pantry Volunteer Description

Please join us as a DMARC Food Pantry Volunteer!

Volunteering at the DMARC-Ket Food Pantry is just like helping a friend shop for groceries! As a food pantry volunteer, you will assist visitors in selecting their food items after they have gone through the intake process.

  • Help visitors choose food items and bag items.
  • Carry items to visitors’ car or other modes of transportation as needed.
  • Assisting Food Pantry Manager with miscellaneous tasks as needed.
  • Read and comply with any posted daily directives from the Food Pantry Manager regarding the handling of any special food products such as produce or frozen food.
  • Utilize safe food-handling and food storage practices.

Time Requirement:

Various shifts available throughout the month and week!

New DMARC-Ket Hours! We are now open daily, Monday- Friday, from 9am-5pm. We are also open the first Saturday of the month from 9am-1pm.

Volunteer Shift Hours are as follows: Monday- Friday 9am-11:30 am, 11am-1:30pm, 1pm-3:30pm, 3pm-5:30pm.

Saturdays- 9am-11am, 11am-1:30pm.

We appreciate any and all help, if these times do not work for you and you'd like to come in different times between the pantry hours, please call the Volunteer & Outreach Manager, Amanda Parkins at 515-277-6969 ext. 220.


Volunteers will be provided with instructions and ongoing guidance from a DMARC staff person for the duration of their shift. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your shift for direction.


Possess a passion and enthusiasm for assisting individuals and families in crisis. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while under pressure. Ability to bend, squat and frequently lift items up to 35 pounds.

Please sign up on our Volunteer Portal at Food Pantry Volunteer | DMARC (

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No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.



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


We'll work with your schedule.


100 Army Post RoadDes Moines, IA 50315



  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Nutrition


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • 2.5 hours per shift
  • Sign up on our volunteer portal to fill out the necessary documents.

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