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A Message From Des Moines Area MPO

The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a regional transportation planning entity comprised of local communities and transportation agencies in the Des Moines, Iowa, metropolitan region. The Des Moines Area MPO provides a regional forum to ensure coordination between the public and local, state, and federal agencies in regards to planning issues and to prepare transportation plans and programs. The Des Moines Area MPO develops both long- and short-range multimodal transportation plans, selects and approves projects for federal funding based upon regional priorities, and develops methods to reduce traffic congestion. We are excited to participate in Combat Hunger this year!


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In Support of Food Bank of Iowa

At the Food Bank of Iowa, we’re dedicated to ending hunger in Iowa—for the children, families, seniors and veterans we serve. With your help, we can.

$0.97 cents of every dollar donated to Food Bank of Iowa supports our food distribution programs. By keeping administrative services expenses low, we can stretch your dollar to provide more meals to Iowans experiencing hunger.

Stopping hunger starts here.



FRESH PRODUCE (300 POUNDS OF EACH): Apples, Cabbage, Potatoes, Watermelon, Onions, and Cucumbers. SAVINGS OF $2,217!



SPONSOR BACKPACK SACKS FOR ONE CHILD FOR ONE YEAR: Our BackPack Program provides a sack of kid-friendly, nutritionally balanced food to children every Friday during the school year. The food tides them over on Saturdays and Sundays, allowing them to return to school on Monday ready to learn!



GROCERIES FOR A LARGE FAMILY: 3 gallons of milk, 10 pounds of potatoes, 10 pounds of apples, 1 large watermelon, 1 large head of cabbage, 8 pounds of onions, 4 pounds of cucumbers, 3 cheesy tuna dinner meals, 4 cans of tuna, 24 cans of vegetables, 12 cans of fruit, 10 pounds of ground turkey, 2 jars of peanut butter, 4 boxes of pasta, 6 jars of pasta sauce, and 4 bags of rice. SAVINGS OF $166.86!



GROCERIES FOR A SMALL FAMILY: 2 gallons of milk, 8 pounds of potatoes, 5 pounds of apples, 1 medium watermelon, 5 pounds of ground turkey, 12 cans of vegetables, 10 cans of fruit, 4 cans of tuna, 1 jar of peanut butter, 2 boxes of pasta, 4 jars of pasta sauce, and 2 bags of white rice. SAVINGS OF $82.62!



GROCERIES FOR AN INDIVIDUAL: 1 gallon of milk, 5 pounds of potatoes, 2 pounds of apples, 3 pounds of ground turkey, 1 jar of peanut butter, 2 boxes of pasta, 3 jars of pasta sauce, 7 cans of vegetables, and 7 cans of fruit. SAVINGS OF $41.70!



EMERGENCY BOX OF FOOD: 2 cheesy tuna dinner meals, 2 cans of tuna, 1 box of cereal, 2 jars of peanut butter, 2 cans of chicken noodle soup, 2 cans of tomato soup, 2 cans of vegetables, and 1 bag of rice. SAVINGS OF $21.01!