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“Strike Out Hunger” Fall Food Drive

Posted August 29, 2012 in Web Exclusives

Des Moines, IA– With the help of local bowling alleys, Move For Hunger is aiming to strike out hunger in Iowa. Air Lane Bowling and Merle Hay Lanes local bowling alleys have teamed up with Prairie Van and Storage to collect food all month-long to help struggling families in Des Moines.

Over 380,000 people in the state of Iowa live on incomes that put them at risk of hunger everyday.  Thirty-eight percent of those who do not know where their next meal is coming from are children.

The Strike Out Hunger Fall Food Drive supports the hunger relief efforts of the Lutheran Church of Hope Food Bank that provides assistance for needy families in the Des Moines region.

Collection boxes will be setup from September 4th through October 1st at the Merle Hay Lanes on Merle Hay Road in Des Moines and at Air Lane Bowling at 4200 Fluer Drive also in Des Moines. Both bowling alleys are offering free games.  Participants should check with the bowling alley for each specific offer.

Bowlers and area residents are urged to donate any non-perishable food items and drop off the items during the month-long food drive to benefit the Lutheran Church of Hope Food Bank.

Prairie Van and Storage, the local partner of Move For Hunger, has offered to provide the necessary boxes for the drive and deliver all donations directly to the Lutheran Church of Hope.

“We’re so excited to be part of this food drive effort in helping the less fortunate in the Des Moines area,” says Adam Lowy, executive director of Move For Hunger. “The Strike Out Hunger Fall Food Drive is a great way for the area residents to lend a hand to people in need.”

Sponsors: Air Lane Bowling, Merle Hay Lanes and Prairie Van & Storage.

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Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies across the country to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks across the country. To date, Move For Hunger is working with over 350 movers in 43 states and has collected more than 670,000 pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.





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