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Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger

Monday, July 3, 2017 | 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 now through July 10 to multiply your impact!

Donate now!

Food Drive

Visit any Des Moines-area Bank of the West or HyVee location from June 5 through July 9 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 3, at 6:30 p.m. with a prelude performance, followed by the main event at 8:30 p.m.

Park & Ride

The DART D-Line will have a special route and extended hours to help concert attendees get to and from the capitol grounds on July 3. Check out the map below for details of the route, and plan your trip today!