Iowa Rush Cares Spotlight- Smart
Iowa Rush Cares Spotlight- Kendall Smart
This past winter, Iowa Rush u18 player Kendall Smart organized the first ever Rush to Stop Hunger Food Drive to benefit the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) food pantry network. DMARC has 13 pantry sites throughout the Des Moines metro area including one in Ankeny. Kendall was able to collect 272 food items, 15 personal care items and a $10.00 cash donation.
Kendall first began organizing food drives at Ankeny High School last year after volunteering at DMARC over the past two years. He spent time sorting food, organizing orders for each pantry and loading trucks. Through this volunteer work, Kendall said- "I realized the great need for food in the metro area and knew I could help by holding food drives."