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Plant a Mile fundraising dinner scheduled for June 16

Join Drake University for a night of great food and camaraderie at a fundraiser for the Plant a Mile project. These efforts help the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry Network provide Central Iowa families access to fresh, locally grown produce. The project identifies farms willing to provide produce at a price that reflects both the value of the crop and the volunteer efforts that make the production possible.

Plant a Mile is organized by Greater Des Moines Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign, a project of Drake University, made possible with help from our sponsors: Campbell’s Nutrition, Cultivating Compassion: The Dr. Richard Deming Foundation, Devour Des Moines, the Downtown Farmer’s Market, HoQ Restaurant, Iowa Heartland RC&D, Kitchen Collage of Des Moines, and Maytag Dairy Farms. Farms providing locally grown produce and grains this year include Ali Family Garden, Busy Bee Garden Center, Grinnell Heritage Farm, Maytag Dairy Farms, and Rinehart Family Farm.

The fundraising dinner will take place on Sunday, June 16 at HoQ Restaurant. For a $75 donation, participants will receive a locally grown meal including light appetizers, salad, choice of entrée, dessert, and coffee. Guests are encouraged to bring wine as there will be a $10 corkage fee donated to the Plant a Mile with a cash bar available.

When: Sunday, June 16, 5:00 p.m.
Where: HoQ Restaurant , 303 E 5th St, Des Moines
Cost: $75 per person. A cash bar will be available. $10 corkage fee donated to Plant a Mile (per bottle of wine—includes a wine opener from Kitchen Collage to take home).

RSVP is required by Wednesday, June 12. Reservations can be made online or by e-mail to bfbl@drake.edu.
 
Date Posted: 6/10/2013
Last Modified: 6/17/2013 8:30:00 AM by Ann Van Hemert