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Combat Hunger

Stay tuned for details to come about our 2020 Combat Hunger date! | Locust Street in downtown Des Moines

The largest food drive in the state of Iowa, Star 102.5’s Combat Hunger raised more than 234,173 meals for Iowans in need in 2018. Join us as we continue to make a difference for Iowans in need!

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.

These are the schools, businesses, and organizations that participated in Combat Hunger 2019:

10th Street Lofts        

100 Court Avenue Tenants

Accent Tag and Label Inc.      

Accumold

Active Interest Media Creative Home Group

AGC of Iowa

Aging Resources of Central Iowa

Agri-Business Insurance Services

Ahern Fire Protection

Alliant Energy

All-State Belting, LLC

Allegra Printing 

Andersen Storm Door Division 

Ankeny Centennial High School

Ankeny High School

Apex Systems

Arick Reese Art & Tattoos

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

Archer Daniels Midland Company

Aspen Aire

Associated Computer Systems

Associated Benefits Corporation

Attivo Trail

Aurora Business Park – R&R Realty

Baker Group

Barilla

Barker Lemar Companies

Barry Green State Farm

Beaver Creek Ward of Church Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Bondurant-Farrar Anderson Elementary

Bradshaw Law Firm

Brokers Clearing House Ltd

BrownWick Law Firm

Brubaker Elementary

Cadence Academy Preschool on Grand

Camp Dodge

Cardinal Elementary

Carver Elementary School

CDS Global

Central Iowa Psychological Services

Chesnut Sign Co., Inc.

Cognizant 

Coldwell Banker

Corteva Agriscience

Creative Center for Young Children

Davis Brown Law Firm

Davis Equipment Company 

Dee Zee Inc.

DES Employment Group

Des Moines Area Community College – Ankeny

Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Committee

Des Moines Art Center

Des Moines Dental Care P.C.

Des Moines Eye Surgeons

Des Moines Public Schools District Staff

Des Moines University

Dowling Catholic High School

Electrical Engineering & Equipment Company

Electrical Power Products

Embassy Suites Downtown

Express Logistics

Financial Plus Credit Union

Gallagher Benefits Services Inc.

Great Clips (Euclid)

Greater Iowa Credit Union

Growers Edge Financial

Hinke Family Dentistry

Hubbell Realty Company

Indianola High School 

Iowa Realty Beaverdale

Iowa Weight Loss Specialists

Jackson Elementary

Johnston High School

La Petite Academy

Lifeserve Blood Center

Life Time Kids Academy

LightEdge

Mail Services, LLC

McCombs Middle School

Michelle’s School of Dance

National Biscuit Company Flats

National Pork Board

Nationwide Insurance

Nationwide Office Care

North Polk High School

Northwest Elementary, Ankeny Schools

Norwalk High School

Oak Park Elementary

Office Depot Incorporation

O’Halloran International

Olson Chiropractic

Olsson Associates

Orange Leaf

Orchard Place

Ottumwa High School

Perkins Elementary

Pleasant Hill KinderCare

Pokorny Consulting

Power Pollen Accelerated Ag Technologies

Pratum

Principal

Priority Excavating

Price Performance Chiropractic

QA Graphics

Rain and Hail Insurance

ReMax Real Estate Group

Rasmussen Group

Reynolds & Reynolds, Inc.

Siemens Industry, Inc.

Snyder & Associates, Inc.

Southeast Elementary

STEP Central Campus

STEP Des Moines Public Schools

Surgical Care Affiliates

Synergy Center

Synergy Clinical Services of Central Iowa

Syverson Strege

Tension Envelope

Terracon

TrueNorth Companies

Turner Construction

Union on Lincoln Way

Universal Printing Services

Upper Iowa University

Valley High School

Van Meter Elementary

Waukee High School

Wells Fargo PVSI Compliance Governance

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Whitfield & Eddy Law

Wright Elementary