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March 19, 2020

DARK SIDE OF THE SPOON TO DONATE A MEAL TO A FAMILY OF FOUR FOR EVERY TO-GO ORDER SOLD

In a partnership with the Food Bank of Iowa, the campaign will help vulnerable people in our community in this challenging time. 

West Des Moines, Iowa — In an effort to combat hunger in our community during this difficult time, Dark Side of the Spoon Hospitality Group is working with the Food Bank of Iowa to donate a meal for a family of four for every to-go order sold at one of our restaurants. The recent crisis facing our community has underlined the need for restaurants to take a leading role in combating hunger.

“At a challenging time, when I had to close all my bars and restaurants around Central Iowa, instead of taking that as a negative, I wanted to see what I could do for this community that I was born and raised in,” said Annie Baldwin of Dark Side of the Spoon. “And the first call I made was to the Food Bank of Iowa to see what we could do to help.”

Blu Toro Cantina + Grill, Wellman’s Pub & Rooftop, Wellman’s Pub Ingersoll, 1908 Draught House (Waukee, West Des Moines, Johnston, Downtown and Norwalk) will be participating. All these restaurants are offering call ahead pick-up, curb-side service, UberEats and GrubHub delivery and with each order, will donate one meal for a family of four to the Food Bank of Iowa.

“We have mobilized all of our available resources. We are ready to take action,” said Michelle Book, President and CEO of the Food Bank of Iowa. “We’re so excited in this time of need to have community leaders helping us in the past few days. We’ve ordered more food, we’ve mobilized more volunteers, but we can’t do it alone. We need your help.” 

For those who would like to donate directly, donations are being accepted at foodbankiowa.org.

Food delivery and curbside pickup is available from 11am-10pm at each location with the exception of Blu Toro, which is open from 4pm-10pm. You can find links to each of the restaurants at darksideofthespoon.com.

“We thank all of our guests for their support during this trying time,” said Baldwin. “We appreciate our community supporting local businesses and we will continue to do the same.”

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