Another Example How Dino’s In Des Moines Cares About It’s Community

It is no secret to most people that HUNGER is a real problem here in America. Here in Iowa we have a Child Food Insecurity Rate of 19.5% and an overall Poverty Rate of 11.6%. Dino’s in Des Moines on SE 14th has teamed up with The Food Bank of Iowa to help in this matter. The Food Bank of Iowa delivers food to 55 of the most desperate counties in Iowa. Last year they received 7,673,765 lbs. of food from donations! All though this is remarkable news, it still does not cover what is needed to feed everyone in need ALL year around. I have set up a bin in my facility to collect donations for the month of November and December, anyone can donate. However, I have set up a SPECIAL for the months of November and December for anyone signing a new lease with us here at Dino’s on SE 14th. We will take off the $10 application fee if you bring in 2 non-perishable items to donate to The Food Bank of Iowa. How great is that, you can help out Hungry Iowan’s and save yourself money too! Anyone can donate, you don’t have to sign a lease with us, BUT if you do you will receive the great discount on your application fee. So stop in and see me and let’s fill this bin to the top! Thank you from ALL of us here at Dino’s!

The Power of Volunteering

 As the seasons are changing, the days are getting colder, the holidays are approaching, and we need to step back and look at those that are in need during these times. I have had the pleasure of volunteering at Des Moines Homeless Shelters and Services in the past and during the holidays. Being a volunteer is one of the most fulfilling experiences I have had and seeing the look on the faces I have helped is priceless.

Whether it is going to a nursing home and spending some time with the elderly, visiting children at the Children’s Hospital, working at the soup kitchen, or even just donating items to a shelter can help. Sharing your time and talents as a volunteer can bring happiness to those around you and to your own soul.

Some places to volunteer in Des Moines, Iowa are:

Central Iowa Shelter & Services
Amy Olson, VISTA Program & Volunteer Coordinator

Youth Emergency Services and Shelter
Jana Daisy, Community Activities Manager

Hope Ministries

Hawthorn Hill

As Mother Teresa states, “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely, and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”