The 2013 Annual Hunger Fight took place Wednesday, August 28th through Saturday, August 31st at Hy-Vee Hall in downtown Des Moines. Our goal was to pack 5 million life-saving meals at the event. By the end of the event on Saturday, 5,171,040 meals had been packaged over four days by almost 15,000 volunteers. This Annual Hunger Fight surpassed last year’s goal by 49,032 meals, making it the biggest Hunger Fight for the organization to date.
Online Registration Opportunities Will Begin July 2014 for the 2014 Annual Hunger Fight
There are many ways to volunteer at the Annual Hunger Fight. Registration information will be available in July 2014 for online registration for various positions: Floor Support, Event Greeters, and Packaging Volunteers.
Keep watching our Facebook page and check back here for more information and to donate. Also sign up for our newsletter on the right to get up-to-date information on Meals from the Heartland. If you have any questions, please email us or call 1-877-HLP-MFTH.
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, then select “Start a Team.” Challenge each team member 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.