Outlets of Des Moines to Host Food Drive for Caring Hands Food Pantries

Donations Needed Now More Than Ever

ALTOONA, IOWA (November 2020) – Outlets of Des Moines will host a Food Drive Monday, November 9 through Saturday, November 14, 2020 to collect much-needed nonperishable food items for Caring Hands Outreach Center. Donations can be dropped off at Outlets of Des Moines Customer Service, located inside the food pavilion, during center hours. On Saturday, November 14, a special drive-thru drop off will be also available in Lot C from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Or, make an online donation at www.bit.ly/36jSl87.

“The demand for food donations is greater than ever and we thank everyone in the community who can help us provide these essentials to those in need,” says Caring Hands Food Pantry Coordinator Melinda VanderVelden. The Food Pantry is requesting donations of canned soup (especially condensed chicken noodle), pizza crust mixes, pancake syrup, corn muffin mix, canned chili beans, Tuna Helper and other skillet meals.

“Outlets of Des Moines is pleased to partner with Caring Hands Outreach Center to collect much-needed items for their Food Pantry,” says TJ Just, General Manager of Outlets of Des Moines. “Many families in our community will have a brighter holiday through the donation of these necessities,” he adds.

Caring Hands Outreach Center is a network of Christian Churches and community partners that mobilizes eastern Polk County for compassionate service. Caring Hands operates out of three locations, providing a food pantry and supplemental food supplies as well as clothing and financial assistance to those in need.

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