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Help Iowans experiencing hunger by joining Food Bank of Iowa for Smoke Out Hunger on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Cowles Commons, 221 Walnut St, Des Moines from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit Food Bank of Iowa’s work to end hunger in Iowa! Kids 6-12 have a reduced price ticket, and kids 5 and under get in free. Families (2 adults, 2 kids) can purchase a Family Four-Pack - a $25 savings!

This annual family-friendly Sunday afternoon event welcomes people young and old to enjoy all-you-can-eat barbeque prepared by Central Iowa chefs, complemented by craft beer, dessert, table games, and live music. Have fun with your entire family while helping another Iowa family in need.

Smoke Out Hunger is proudly presented by Nationwide.

Food Vendors:
  • Jethro's BBQ
  • Rolling Smoke BBQue
  • Uncle Wendell's BBQ
  • Gateway Market
  • Fresh Café & Market - vegetarian options!
  • Warehouse Barbeque
  • Casey's - BBQ Brisket Pizza!
  • Sweet Swirls Rolled Ice Cream
  • Kona Ice
Purchase your tickets today -- prices go up $10 on the day of the event!
Sponsor this event

Kids 5 and Under

Children ages 5 and under are free

$35 fee

Ages 6-20

Enjoy a discounted ticket price for individuals ages 6-20!

$60 fee

Ages 21+

All food and beverages are included with your ticket price

$135 fee

Family Four Pack

Four tickets total - 2 (two) adult tickets and 2 (two) youth under 20 years old. All food and beverages are included with your ticket price Youth must be under 21 years of age. ID's will be checked upon arrival to the event.


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Red Ribbon Sponsors