Beginning Thursday, June 7, 2018, the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Mobile Food Pantry will be on-site at DART Central Station every week. Each Thursday, the pantry will be open to DART riders and the general public. It will be located on the drive behind platforms M and N at DART Central Station and will be open from 4-6 p.m.
DART is proud to partner with DMARC to bring this mobile pantry to downtown Des Moines since March 2018. DMARC identifies areas of the community to locate this pantry to help bridge gaps in accessibility to food or other goods and necessities. It chose DART to help serve people who live and work downtown, or those who live in other underserved regions who are able to access DART using public transportation.
How it works
There are no income restrictions or requirements to receive food from the mobile food pantry. When you arrive, you will go through a short intake process before receiving your food.
- Please bring a photo ID for all adult members of your household, and some other form of ID for all children in your household.
What you can receive
Once per calendar month, you may receive a 3-day supply of food, which is measured by the size of your family. There are also daily food items available to anyone, any time the pantry is open.
DMARC sets up the pantry at 12 different sites each month. View a full calendar of events for the shuttle, and learn more about the pantry and the services DMARC provides by visiting www.dmarcunited.org/food/mobile/.