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Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program: June 2018
fresh thyme giving bag

The Fresh Thyme store located at 2900 University Avenue, in West Des Moines, has chosen the Urbandale Food Pantry as a beneficiary of the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program for the month of June! Simply buy the Giving Bag with the Giving Tag during June and we will receive a $1 donation for each bag. This is a great opportunity for us to raise money simply through the sale of a reusable shopping bag. Please visit Fresh Thyme and buy a few bags!

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Girl Scouts Joy Project
joy project

The Urbandale Food Pantry is an official Joy Project partner! Over the next few weeks, we will be receiving donations of cookies from Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. You can help by following the link above (click on the picture) and selecting Urbandale Food Pantry as the cookie recipient! The more you give to the Girl Scouts, the more cookies we receive!

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UFP Spring 2018 Fundraiser, April 16
stand up against hunger

Thanks to everyone who gathered for our 4th Annual Stand Up Against Hunger at the Funny Bone Comedy Club! We enjoyed some comic relief with Willie Farrell and Dwayne Clark while raising funds for the Urbandale Food Pantry. Early numbers show we raised over $6,100 from this fun night!

A big thank-you to The Funny Bone for providing the venue, to the wait staff for donating their time, and of course to Willie and Dwayne for offering their comic talents for our fundraiser again. We couldn't do it without all of you!

2018 Stand Up Against Hunger
2018 Spring Fundraiser: Stand Up Against Hunger

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2018 Stand Up Against Hunger
2018 Spring Fundraiser: Stand Up Against Hunger

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2018 Stand Up Against Hunger
2018 Spring Fundraiser: Stand Up Against Hunger

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2018 Stand Up Against Hunger
2018 Spring Fundraiser: Stand Up Against Hunger

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2018 Stand Up Against Hunger
2018 Spring Fundraiser: Stand Up Against Hunger

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2018 Stand Up Against Hunger
2018 Spring Fundraiser: Stand Up Against Hunger

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2018 Stand Up Against Hunger
2018 Spring Fundraiser: Stand Up Against Hunger

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2018 Stand Up Against Hunger
2018 Spring Fundraiser: Stand Up Against Hunger

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2018 Stand Up Against Hunger
2018 Spring Fundraiser: Stand Up Against Hunger

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2018 Stand Up Against Hunger
2018 Spring Fundraiser: Stand Up Against Hunger

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2018 Stand Up Against Hunger
2018 Spring Fundraiser: Stand Up Against Hunger

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2018 Stand Up Against Hunger
2018 Spring Fundraiser: Stand Up Against Hunger

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2018 Stand Up Against Hunger
2018 Spring Fundraiser: Stand Up Against Hunger

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Cindy Morton, UFP Board President

cindy morton UFP family is heartbroken by the loss of our Board President and friend, Cindy Morton. She was a compassionate and dedicated leader, and we will miss her caring presence on our board and in the larger community. Rest in peace, Cindy. Your work carries on in each of us who knew you.
Obituary

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Imagine Enough for Everyone: Make It Personal! MLK Day of Service, January 15, 2018

The 10th Imagine Enough for Everyone, a Martin Luther King Day of Service event, was held on Monday January 15 at the Urbandale Public Library, collecting items and funds for the Urbandale Food Pantry. Here is a rundown of the numbers:

  • 90 Attendees (between 9am-2pm)
  • 311 Personal care items
  • 431 Food items
  • 137 Warm items
  • $1,100 Monetary donations

The Library also contributed 139 dishes and 130 books, and (earlier) 124 warm items from its mitten tree.

THANK YOU volunteers and attendees for helping your neighbors and participating despite the c-c-c-cold weather!

Imagine Enough for Everyone
MLK Day of Service event: Imagine Enough for Everyone: Make It Personal!

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Imagine Enough for Everyone
MLK Day of Service event: Imagine Enough for Everyone: Make It Personal!

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Imagine Enough for Everyone
MLK Day of Service event: Imagine Enough for Everyone: Make It Personal!

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Imagine Enough for Everyone
MLK Day of Service event: Imagine Enough for Everyone: Make It Personal!

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Imagine Enough for Everyone
MLK Day of Service event: Imagine Enough for Everyone: Make It Personal!

Imagine Enough for Everyone
MLK Day of Service event: Imagine Enough for Everyone: Make It Personal!

Imagine Enough for Everyone
MLK Day of Service event: Imagine Enough for Everyone: Make It Personal!

Imagine Enough for Everyone
MLK Day of Service event: Imagine Enough for Everyone: Make It Personal!

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UCAN Monster Mash Bash, October 28, 2017

Join all of Urbandale's ghosts and goblins for a fun evening of spooks and surprises! Costumes are not required, but those who dress in costume will have a chance to win cash prizes! Admission is $25 plus non-perishable food items for the Urbandale Food Pantry's Thanksgiving Feed-a-Family program. Proceeds will benefit UCAN's Holiday Helping Hands—programs for Urbandale residents in need during the Christmas season. Your admission includes a great buffet of finger foods, a candy buffet, complementary drink tickets and a spook-tacular Urban Halloween! Visit the event site for more information and to register!

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UFP Spring 2017 Fundraiser, April 24
stand up against hunger

On April 24, once again we gathered at the Funny Bone Comedy Club to enjoy some comic relief with Willie Farrell and Dwayne Clark while we raised funds for the Urbandale Food Pantry. Farrell, Clark, and the Funny Bone venue and wait staff generously gave of their time, space, and talent for the event—our deepest thanks to all of them. And thanks to all of you who came out to enjoy the show and support the Pantry! Here are a couple of photos from the night:

Stand Up Against Hunger
Stand Up Against Hunger 2017

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Stand Up Against Hunger
Willie Farrell

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Fusion Boutique Day of Giving, December 8, 2016, 10am-6pm

Fusion Boutique is linking up with the Urbandale Food Pantry for a day of giving! Fusion Boutique (4100 University Ave, Ste 107, West Des Moines) will be accepting donations on behalf of the UFP. Any of the following items will be accepted: unopened, non-expired and unused food items such as the following: cereal, beans, rice, pasta, peanut butter, canned fruits, canned vegetables and canned soup. Additionally, unopened, non-expired and unused personal care items such as shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, laundry detergent, baby wipes, and sanitary pads and tampons. Fusion Boutique will also be offering a special discount to anyone who brings in a donation! For more information, visit the facebook event page.

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At the Pantry: Newsletter

At the Pantry newsletter

Read the latest issue of the Urbandale Food Pantry's newsletter, At the Pantry!
(PDF format; download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader if needed)

Subscribe to the online At the Pantry newsletter (we will not share your address)! If you would also like to receive our annual mailing, please include your name, street address, city, and zip code.

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