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Smoke Out Hunger 2023

Help Iowans facing food insecurity at Smoke Out Hunger on Sunday, July 30, at Cowles Commons in downtown Des Moines.

This annual, family-friendly event welcomes people of all ages for unlimited barbecue prepared by central Iowa chefs, complemented by craft beer, dessert, games and live music. Have fun with your entire family while helping another Iowa family in need.

Proudly presented by Nationwide. All proceeds benefit Food Bank of Iowa’s work to end hunger in Iowa.

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Combat Hunger

STAR 102.5’s Combat Hunger has one mission: to help the Food Bank of Iowa provide meals for Iowans in need. Over the years, Combat Hunger, presented by American Equity Investment Life Insurance, has provided millions of meals through food drives all across Central Iowa. Funds raised helps Food Bank of Iowa purchase their most-needed items for a fraction of the cost at a grocery store.