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Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger

Monday, July 2, 2018, 8:30 p.m. | Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319

Join in one of Iowa’s most patriotic events and help make a difference for our neighbors in need!

Fund Drive

With Food Bank of Iowa, every $1 donated provides 4 meals for Iowans in need. Donate online to multiply your impact!

Food Drive

Visit any Des Moines-area Bank of the West or HyVee location in June and July to contribute food to the Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Our most needed items are:

  • 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)


Spread a picnic blanket in the shadow of the State Capitol’s gold dome as the Des Moines Symphony performs American classics and patriotic songs to celebrate Independence Day! The concert kicks off on Monday, July 2, at 6:30 p.m. with a prelude performance, followed by the main event at 8:30 p.m.