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Giving Table:
Culturally Appropriate Food Giveaway

Genesis Youth Foundation is pleased to announce a holiday food grocery giveaway on December 11, 2021. The Giving Table Food Giveaway will feature culturally appropriate food that is familiar to African refugee and immigrant families, although anyone in central Iowa experiencing food insecurity is welcome to receive food, while supplies last.

The availability of culturally sensitive food is important because it not only addresses issues of food insecurity, but basic dignity as well. Access to food that is familiar and that people know how to prepare is important, particularly during the holidays where food takes on special significance for many different cultures.

Culturally sensitive food will be available while supplies last on Saturday, December 11th from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Hope + Elim Building

When: Refugees and Immigrant families and anyone experiencing food insecurity in central Iowa

When: Saturday, December 11th from 9:00 am to 12:00pm

Where: Hope+Elim, 2500 University Avenue, Des Moines, 50311

Want to help make the Giving Table event a success??

Community Members--we need you!
Help us make this event a success and donate culturally appropriate food for families around Central Iowa. We are accepting monetary or grocery donations such as rice, pinto beans (dried or canned), cassava leaf, fresh fruits and vegetables, oil, flour, and more. The last day to donate groceries will be Thursday, December 9th. Questions? Please email us at regarding donation drop off or how you can help us provide groceries for families around Central Iowa. Visit our Facebook page here for more information!     

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