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DuPont Pioneer Student Challenge

Learn about starvation and help children around the world at the same time by participating in the Student Challenge!

Student-Challenge-croppedEvery year during the Annual Hunger Fight, thousands of Des Moines-area high school students come together at Hy-Vee Hall to participate in the Meals from the Heartland Student Challenge, sponsored by DuPont Pioneer. In just one evening, more than 450,000 meals are packaged as a kick-off to the Annual Hunger Fight. Pioneer is committed to helping improve the quality of life in the communities where their customers and employees live and work. By working with others, we can find new and better ways to ensure that enough healthy, nutritious food is available for people everywhere.  

Registration will open about one month from the start of the event. We expect the Student Challenge spots to fill quickly, so register as soon as possible and ask your friends to join you! Every student will receive a special Student Challenge t-shirt, courtesy of DuPont Pioneer.

While fundraising is not required, we do need your help. Each meal costs just 20 cents, so every donation makes an impact. Challenge your friends and teammates to raise enough money to feed one child two meals a day for one year, which is less than $150! Use our website to help you with fundraising ideas! You can donate here or bring your contribution the night of Student Challenge.

Our goal is for the Student Challenge to grow into a year-round effort providing leadership opportunities for students, bringing education of global hunger into the schools and informing students of career opportunities impacting food production while encouraging a life-long spirit of volunteerism, and helping Meals from the Heartland package food to support families in need in Iowa, the United States and worldwide.

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We have a new goal for 2014 - 10 million meals! We packaged almost 8.7 million meals in 2013. To date in 2014, we have packaged 10,000,000 meals and are 100% of our goal!!!