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Service Category: Food

In 2022, we set the plans in motion for a 4-acre urban AgriHood that brings large-scale gardening, art, and park space to the CISS community. This will expand our capacity to provide nutritious meals and job training to clients.
A state-of-the-art greenhouse that features a HydroCycle Aquaponics System, which produces a low-maintenance, self-sustaining source of tilapia and fresh produce.
An ever-expanding farm program run by CISS staff and clients that provides healthy, locally grown food options, including fresh produce and sustainably farmed tilapia.
The Mulberry Farm & Food Truck is another innovative solution in the fight to end homelessness and food insecurity in Des Moines and beyond.
Summer Meal Meet-Ups, a program offering free meals to kids throughout the summer, invites anyone ages 18 and under to receive free and nutritious meals at sites across Iowa.
An on-site Food Pantry that provides individuals with a three-day supply of food for each member of their family, once a month. Made possible through a partnership with DMARC.
CISS’ community kitchen is funded by United Way and provides fresh and healthy meals to those in need throughout the Des Moines metro area.