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Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger

Monday, July 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. | Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319

Join us for the Des Moines Symphony’s 25th annual Yankee Doodle Pops, Iowa’s largest single-day concert event! This 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! Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs, or purchase food from an array of vendors at the concert. Join the Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger by making a donation online or at the concert!

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)

Concert

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!

Monday, July 2, 2018
6:30 p.m. prelude performance
8:30 p.m. main concert