DMARC: Soup Dinner Helps Food Pantry

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The Des Moines Area Religious Council hosted their 6th annual soup supper and pottery sale to help out their food pantry network.

At the event, people could eat their favorite soup and pick up a free ceramic bowl made by local artists around Des Moines.

Organizers say the need for food assistance is growing.

As we near the summer months many kids will be home and not eating school lunches.

They say events like this help keep their shelves stocked and the need met.

“It’s really important though to keep providing funding for food, we have about, we served about 33, 000 different people last year and all of them are eligible to come once every 30 days so we distribute a lot of food,” says DMARC Executive Director Sarai Rice.

Organizers say all of the money raised will help DMARC fund the 12 pantries they run across the greater Des Moines area.

For more information on DMARC and how you can help visit, http://www.dmreligious.org/