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Branstad, Reynolds announce Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, today, with representatives of the Des Moines Symphony, the Food Bank of Iowa, Dahl’s Foods, and Bank of the West announced the official start of the5th annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger.

“The Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger is a wonderful campaign that raises awareness and collects much-needed non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of Iowa,” said Reynolds. “I am honored and proud to be a partner with community businesses to shed a light on the importance of hunger in Central Iowa.”

The public is encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items at area Dahl’s or Bank of the West locations, or at the Des Moines Symphony’s 20th Annual Yankee Doodle Pops. In addition, the Office of Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will accept donations from the public at their office in the State Capitol.

Yankee Doodle Pops will be held on the state Capitol grounds on July 3 at 8:30 p.m. All donations from the food drive will benefit the Food Bank of Iowa. The drive runs through July 4.

For more information on the Yankee Doodle Food Drive, visit

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