Annual Hunger Fight


2015 Annual Hunger Fight Dates Announced!

We are excited to announce that this year’s Annual Hunger Fight dates are August 26-29, 2015, at Hy-Vee Hall in downtown Des Moines. Keep watching our Facebook page and check back here for more information as we get closer. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email us or call 515-473-9530.

Packaging Volunteer Registration Information

All packaging volunteers will view a training video before packaging. There are 10 volunteers per packaging table. Volunteers will wear hair net, sanitize hands, wear gloves (if filling the bags) and must remove all jewelry (click here for Jewelry Policy). Basic duties: fill bag with ingredients, weigh, seal, count and place in box. Each volunteer will be assigned one of these duties. (Click here for Volunteer Age Requirements Policy.) Floor Support volunteers will be available to assist packaging volunteers in their packaging station.

Friends Asking Friends

As important as our volunteer packagers are at the Annual Hunger Fight, funds to buy the necessary ingredients are just as important! Gather your friends and family to form a fundraising team NOW and get them excited about packaging during our Annual Hunger Fight. Online teams that help raise funds for the August event will get to sign up for packaging early

Forming your team online is easy! Simply click here to get started. Challenge your team members with a fundraising goal for the event. Remember, each meal costs just $.20 — so $20.00 can pay for 100 meals!

Here’s a sneak peek of what you can do from your online Meals from the Heartland Fundraising Headquarters:

  • Personalize your fundraising page with a photo and a personal story of why you are helping with our cause.
  • Find pre-written emails you can send to friends and family to request donations — you can send these emails directly from your fundraising headquarters!
  • Include a link to your fundraising page from your email.

Create your personalized Meals from the Heartland fundraising page NOW, so you can be on your way to helping us succeed in our mission! And let us know if you need help along the way!

Involve My Business/Organization

If your business or organization is also interested in sponsoring the Annual Hunger Fight, please contact us through our “Contact Us” page.


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