Hunger Hike

 Hello friends of the Des Moines Hunger Hike,

This year's 2019 Des Moines Area Hunger Hike is only a month away! We hope you will be joining us for this year's hike!
Sign up sheet in the Atrium here at Unity Center DesMoines 
Sunday, October 13, 2019
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
100 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, President of the World Food Prize Foundation, will address hikers at 1:30pm. As this will be Amb. Quinn’s last year before he retires later this year, we are very much looking forward to him joining us once again. 
Furthermore, we are exited to announce that this year's keynote speaker is Rev. Sarah Trone Garriott, Coordinator of Interfaith Engagement for DMARC, who will also speak before we begin walking. 
A review of the ways you can donate:
1) Donation Packets
Request a packet from us and begin collecting donations.
2) Online Donation
Simply donate online at You can enter your congregation name into the "Notes" section if you wish.
Our board has delivered some packets to congregations in the area. If you have not received a packet yet and you would like one (or many) please email us and we will deliver!

We created a poster for this year's hike (see attached). We would love for your help in spreading the word about the hike in your community! Feel free to print out this poster and put up at your local church, favorite coffee shop, grocery bulletin board, or anywhere else you frequent!
If you would like a short description for your church bulletin or email newsletter, see the text at the bottom of this email. 
Join our Hike event on Facebook and like our Facebook page!  

Don't hesitate to ask us if you have any questions. We will keep you up to date with more hike details in the next weeks!

Des Moines Area Hunger Hike Board of Directors

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Mark your calendars for the 2019 Des Moines Area Hunger Hike! 


Join us on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 1:30pm at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates in Downtown Des Moines. 100 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309.


Since 1969, Hikers have raised over $1 million dollars to help alleviate hunger in our community and abroad. Donations are distributed among nonprofit agencies and programs that provide food to those in need.


The Hunger Hike serves as a visible witness to the concern around food insecurity, both locally and globally, as hundreds of people of all ages, a coalition of institutions, organizations, denominations, and faiths gather to "walk that more may eat."


Bring your families, bring your pups, and bring your walking shoes! Join us as we take a walk through this beautiful city we love so much, raise awareness, and raise funds to fight food insecurity throughout Des Moines, the state of Iowa, and the world via our partnerships with a variety of area food insecurity organizations.

For more information, visit us at or on our Facebook page.