COVID concerns move food pantries out of Des Moines schools

(Des Moines, IA) -- The Food Bank of Iowa's pantries have moved out of Des Moines school buildings, out of concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To see the list of locations click HERE.

Michelle Book with the Food Bank of Iowa says families have been able to find the new locations. She says in just the last two weeks, they've distributed 27,000 pounds of food. She says food is distributed weekly at the drive-thru locations. Book says they're expecting the numbers to rise, and are preparing for thousands of families in the Des Moines school district to seek assistance.

Last year, nearly 80-percent of all Des Moines school children qualified for free or reduced cost meals.

(Photo from Food Bank of Iowa)

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