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Combat Hunger
Combat Hunger - November 4 - 15, 2013

Combat Hunger is a partnership between STAR 102.5, Mercy Medical Center, Dahl’s Foods, and the Iowa Motor Truck Association (IMTA) to support the Food Bank of Iowa.

Part of Mercy’s mission is to deliver compassion in all that we do. By supporting the Food Bank of Iowa, and through them the hungry and needy Iowans in the harshest months of the year, we are actively honoring this Core Value.

2013 marks Mercy’s tenth year participating in Combat Hunger, which has been occurring annually since 1991. In 2012 Mercy raised 9,645 pounds of food; our goal for 2013 is 10,000 pounds.

Compete to End Hunger!

Show off your can building skills in the can-struction room!

Wednesday, Nov. 13 in East Tower Conference Room 6
8 am – noon: Can-struction time (teams not required to be there all four hours, but the whole time is available for flexibility with schedules)
Noon- 5 pm: Voting

How to vote: Bring your loose change and single dollar bills to vote on what you think the winning creation should be!
Each accumulated $1=1 vote AND 2 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Iowa

How to start a team: Teams can be 3-5 people and should contact Kaitlyn Summitt, Combat Hunger Coordinator by Nov 6, 2013 at or 643-8217 to participate.  

Participation COSTS NOTHING and will help thousands of families stay fed this winter.

How to Donate to Combat Hunger
Download a collection location sign.

Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines

Mercy Des Moines employees and visitors can drop off cash and non-perishable food donations* to Volunteer Services (located on Level A, near the Mercy Salon) anytime between Nov. 4 and Nov. 15. Volunteer Services hours are M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Members of the public can drive through donations on Tuesday, November 13th from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. outside the West Entrance of Mercy Des Moines, located downtown. STAR 102.5 will be on site with live interviews, prizes and more!

Special Offer! Anyone who brings a non-perishable food donation to the Marketplace Grille (cafeteria), located on Level A, Nov. 4 - Nov. 15 will receive a FREE** 20-oz Pepsi fountain drink.

Mercy Medical Center – West Lakes

Mercy West Lakes employees and visitors can drop off cash and non-perishable food donations to Receiving (located on Level 1) anytime between Nov. 4 and Nov. 15. Receiving hours are M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mercy Clinics

All Mercy Clinics locations will have cash and non-perishable food collections taking place in the main lobby of each clinic. Please contact the clinic you would like to donate at specifically for details.

Combat Hunger Drive-Thrus

Swing by one of these locations during your morning commute or your lunch hour. Spin the STAR 102.5 prize wheel and win some great prizes!

Mercy North Medical Building: Tues., Nov. 19from 6-8am. Located 800 E 1st St in Ankeny.

Mercy West Lakes: Thurs., Nov. 21 from 11 am-1 pm. Located at 59th Place (off University Ave.), West Des Moines.

Volunteer Opportunities

You can help raise food and fight hunger by volunteering at STAR 102.5’s Combat Hunger Encampment (Nov. 21-22) or by helping out at the Food Bank of Iowa.

Simply enter your email address, pick your shift and sign up!

*Each dollar of cash is equal to two pounds of donated food. Checks can be made payable to Food Bank of Iowa.
**Limit one per person, per donation. Must be redeemed at time of donation.


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