Smoke Out Hunger

Sunday, July 26, 2020 | Brenton Skating Plaza, 520 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309

Save The Date for Smoke Out Hunger 2020!

Smoke out Hunger 2019 was an event for the books. Thank you to all who made it successful! Over 550 attendees came out to enjoy a Sunday of barbecue at Brenton Skating Plaza. Funds raised will help provide up to 270,000 meals for hungry Iowans, and an additional 40,000 pounds (or more than 160,000 servings) of pork was also donated by Smithfield Foods, Inc. as part of this event. Des Moines’ premier BBQ event will return on Sunday, July 26, 2020!

Thank you to our vendors!

Thank you to our musicians!

The New Mexicos

Thank you to these activity providers!

Questions?

Reach out to us at Food Bank of Iowa with any questions about Smoke Out Hunger or our mission to provide food for Iowa children, families, and seniors to lead full and active lives, strengthening the communities where they live. You can contact our Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications, Dylan Lampe at 515-867-2893.

To see more photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page.

 

Sponsors

 

Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger

Friday, July 3, 2020, 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. | Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319

The Des Moines Symphony’s Yankee Doodle Pops is Iowa’s largest single-day concert event! in 2019, Yankee Doodle Pops raised enough food and funds to provide up to 22,000 meals for Iowans! This annual family-friendly and patriotic concert concludes with the area’s premier fireworks display over the downtown Des Moines skyline, and best of all, it’s FREE!  Mark your calendars for Yankee Doodle Pops 2020, taking place Thursday, July 2, 2020.

Concert

Attendees can bring picnic baskets or purchase food from an array of vendors at the concert. Spread a picnic blanket or lawn chairs in the shadow of the State Capitol’s golden dome as the Des Moines Symphony performs American classics and patriotic songs to celebrate Independence Day!

Thursday, July 2, 2020
6:30 p.m. prelude performance
8:30 p.m. main concert

Food Drive

Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger would not be complete without a Food Drive. Thank you to the participating Des Moines-area Bank of the West or HyVee locations for joining the Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger.Our most needed items were:

  • Proteins (e.g. canned meat, canned fish)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • Dry pasta
  • Breakfast items, including cereal
  • 100% fruit juice
  • Paper and personal products (e.g. toothpaste, soap, toilet paper)

Strike Out Hunger

Throughout the Iowa Cubs baseball season

Iowa Cubs pitchers have extra incentive to strike out batters, thanks to Strike Out Hunger! For every I-Cubs strikeout, 72 Degrees Comfort Company will provide 20 meals to Iowans in need, all throughout the I-Cubs’ season. The 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons were excellent years for strikeouts, resulting in nearly 65,000 meals donated to benefit Iowans in need!

When you’re at Principal Park, be sure to look for graphics on the left field video board and in your player bio packets!

Strike Out Hunger Leading Pitchers

2018: Ryan Court, 149 strikeouts (2,080 meals)
2017: Seth Frankoff, 119 strikeouts (2,380 meals)
2016: Drew Rucinski, 116 strikeouts (2,320 meals)

Drive Away Childhood Hunger

September 17, 2020, 11:30 a.m. | Talons of Tuscany, 1525 NE 36th Street, Ankeny, IA

Food Bank of Iowa’s mission is to provide food for Iowa children, families and seniors to lead full and active lives, strengthening the communities where they live. You can help us towards our mission by joining us for Drive Away Childhood Hunger at the private Talons of Tuscany Golf Course in Ankeny, Iowa.

Drive Away Childhood Hunger will raise funds to aid our childhood hunger programs. The event’s centerpiece is a round of golf on this 19-hole course, plus access to the incredible Albaugh Chevrolet car barn. The day will also include a catered lunch, cocktail reception, and live auction.

Click HERE to sponsor the event.

For more information or to secure your sponsorship, contact Emma (Christianson) Runde, Donor Relations Manager, at erunde@foodbankiowa.org or 515.867.2892. 

Drive Away Childhood Hunger Golf Event PDF

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES BELOW

Presenting Sponsor | $25,000

  • Two (2) complimentary foursomes
  • Company logo prominent on all event materials
  • Two (2) speaking opportunities during the event (lunch and reception)
  • Organization logo or name placed on the “Welcome” sign at the entrance of Talons of Tuscany with a Food Bank of Iowa truck
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Title Sponsor (Multiple Available) | $20,000

  • Two (2) complimentary foursomes
  • Company logo on event materials
  • One (1) speaking opportunity during the event (choice of lunch or reception)
  • Company logo or name placed on one staffed golf hole
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Reception Sponsor (Multiple Available) | $15,000

  • One (1) complimentary foursome
  • Recognition on event materials
  • Speaking opportunity during the reception
  • Organization logo or name displayed at the reception
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Lunch Sponsor (Multiple Available) | $10,000

  • One (1) complimentary foursome
  • Recognition on event materials
  • Speaking opportunity during lunch
  • Company logo or name displayed at the lunch
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Golf Cart Sponsor (Multiple Available) | $7,500

  • One (1) complimentary foursome
  • Recognition on all golf carts
  • Recognition event materials
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

CEO Ride with Michelle Book | $5,000

  • Recognition on event materials
  • Organization logo or name placed on Food Bank of Iowa CEO Michelle Book’s golf cart
  • Opportunity to ride with Michelle for the afternoon
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Wheel of Fortune Game Sponsor | $2,500

  • Recognition on event materials
  • Organization logo or name placed with the “Wheel of Fortune” Game
  • Ability to staff the “Wheel of Fortune” with a representative from your organization
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Magic Multiplier Game Sponsor | $2,500

  • Recognition on event materials
  • Organization logo or name placed with the “Magic Multiplier” Game
  • Ability to staff the “Magic Multiplier” with a representative from your organization
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Hole Sponsors (Multiple Available) } $1,000

  • Recognition on event materials
  • Ability to staff a hole with representatives from your organization
  • Organization logo or name placed on one golf hole
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

 

Friend of the Food Bank of Iowa (Multiple Available) | $500

  • Recognition on event materials
  • Recognition in Food Bank of Iowa newsletter and social media

Click HERE to sponsor the event.

 

Combat Hunger

November 20, 2020 | Locust Street in downtown Des Moines

The largest food drive in the state of Iowa, Star 102.5’s Combat Hunger raised more than 232,287 meals for Iowans in need in 2019. Join us as we continue to make a difference for Iowans in need!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR COMBAT HUNGER 2020!

Star 102.5 started Combat Hunger more than 25 years ago with one mission: help the Food Bank of Iowa provide meals for Iowans in need. Since then, Combat Hunger has provided millions of meals through the downtown encampment and food drives all across Central Iowa.

Get Involved: Start your own Combat Hunger food drive! 

  • Use our Food Drive Toolkit (PDF) to get tips on how to run a successful food drive
  • Gather non-perishable food drive items at your office or school!
  • Donate funds toward the purchase of meals at Food Bank of Iowa: $1 = 4 meals

GO GREEN! Participate in our “Virtual Food Drive” to leverage the Food Bank of Iowa’s bulk purchasing power and reduce the footprint of purchased food.  Create a team to allow for your entire organization to work toward one goal, with a link that can be sent to family, friends, and colleagues. Virtual food drive options range from $7.30 for an emergency food box to $175 to sponsor a child in the BackPack Program for one year.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR COMBAT HUNGER 2020!

Click here to find out who participated in Combat Hunger 2019!

 

The Walking Fed

March 14, 2020, 10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. | Jay's CD & Hobby (all locations)

Zombies should go hungry, but kids shouldn’t. When spring and summer break hit, kids who depend on school-based programs for breakfast and lunch no longer have access to these meals. This is why LAZER 103.3, Jay’s CD & Hobby and Unkl Ruckus’s Smoking Emporium and Skate Shop are proud to present the Walking Fed food drive to benefit Food Bank of Iowa in an effort to help feed the kids and keep their shelves stocked.

DONATE HERE!

In 2019, The Walking Fed Campaign provided over 42,000 meals to children in Iowa! 

Staff from LAZER 103.3 present a check to Food Bank of Iowa President & CEO Michelle Book and Vice President of Philanthropy Bergetta Beardsley. The proceeds from The Walking Fed 2019 provided over 42,000 meals to children in Iowa!

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