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Smoke Out Hunger 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | Brenton Skating Plaza, 520 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309

Smoke Out Hunger is back for 2017!

Des Moines’ premier BBQ event is back! Enjoy all the BBQ you can eat from a smoke-tastic lineup of local pitmasters and restaurants (including some unique vegetarian BBQ options!). Pair your BBQ samplings with refreshing craft beers provided by Doll Distributing — all at no cost past the ticket price! Round out your Smoke Out Hunger experience with live music by Adam Bruce, lawn games, and picnic table board games. All proceeds benefit Food Bank of Iowa’s work to end hunger in Iowa!

Enjoy Central Iowa’s Best BBQ!

  • Captain’s BBQ
  • Guru BBQ
  • Gusto Pizza Co.
  • Jethro’s
  • Kue’d Smokehouse
  • Uncle Wendell’s
  • Bubba
  • Fresh Cafe and Market
  • Gateway Market
  • Zombie Burger
  • For the kids: hot dogs by Hy-Vee

Sip on Refreshing Craft Beer!

Summer calls for cold beer, and there’s nothing better than a great variety of local and national craft beer, all provided by Doll Distributing. Discover the best beer-BBQ pairings or just enjoy a cold one in the sun! Smoke Out Hunger will also feature the new Vin26 Chardonnay!

Win Tasty BBQ Prizes!

Buy raffle tickets and win awesome BBQ prizes, all while helping to fight hunger!

  • All Expenses Paid Weekend Getaway to Kansas City, the BBQ Capital of the Midwest!
  • Pitmaster-hosted backyard BBQ feast
  • Gift cards to Central Iowa BBQ destinations
  • Custom made Bags Board sets
  • and more!

Show Off Your Bags Skills!

Step onto the grass and show your mettle at our Bags Board station! With a small donation, you can prove your status as the Smoke Out Hunger Bags Champ!


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 reach our communications manager, Danny Akright, at 515-867-2885 or by email at dakright@foodbankiowa.org.