Hot meals available to Des Moines families in need on Thursday

Meal distributionDES MOINES, IOWA — Wednesday, May 20, 2020 — The City of Des Moines has partnered with the Central Iowa Shelter and Services (CISS), the Food Bank of Iowa, Urban Dreams and Orchestrate Hospitality to provide free hot meals to Des Moines families and residents in need.

  • WHO: City of Des Moines, Central Iowa Shelter and Services, Food Bank of Iowa, Urban Dreams, Orchestrate Hospitality
  • WHAT: Providing free meals to Des Moines residents struggling with the pandemic
  • WHEN: Thursday, May 21 between 4 – 6 p.m.
  • WHERE: Evelyn K. Davis Park (1400 Forest Avenue)

This event is the first of a series of food distribution events planned for this summer. To date, Des Moines City Council has designated $350,000 of federal relief grant funding to make these events possible and support both our local businesses and our residents in their time of need.

To learn more about the City of Des Moines COVID-19 assistance programs, visit

Al Setka
Communications Manager, City Manager’s Office
(515) 283-4057

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