Feeding millions, near and far.
While thousands of volunteers package meals for us each year, it can be hard to understand the real impact the food has in Iowa and around the world. Meals from the Heartland works with several mission partners to ensure strategic decisions are made to make the greatest impact with our resources.
Our local distribution mission partners include the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC), the Food Bank of Iowa, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa and other local organizations. Internationally our meals are distributed through Convoy of Hope based in Springfield, Missouri. Through Convoy of Hope, meals are sent to Blessman Ministries in South Africa and Many Hands for Haiti, among others. Through these partners, we are able to provide ongoing support to children and families locally and worldwide to promote sustainable health. These relationships allow our volunteers to continue to do what they do best – packaging meals – while relying on our experienced partners to do what they do best – deliver life-sustaining meals to the hungry.
On a daily basis, Meals from the Heartland food nourishes an average of more than 20,000 people.
Meals were distributed in 2013 to:
- Iowa – 505,656 meals
- Gallup, New Mexico – 285,120
- Convoy of Hope – 7,666,488
- These meals went to El Salvador, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Guatemala, Haiti, Kenya, South Africa, Malawi, and the Philippines
Isaiah 58:10 “Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”