Hunger is a year-round issue. While our Annual Hunger Fight remains our signature event, the passion and enthusiasm of our volunteers to package more meals inspired the Mobile Hunger Fight program.
Mobile Hunger Fights offer the opportunity for organizations to host their own packaging event, with Meals from the Heartland providing the materials, education, support and transportation of finished food to mission partners.
Groups that want to sponsor their own Mobile Hunger Fights must provide or raise the funds to pay for the costs of ingredients to make the meals. Sponsorship is 20 cents per meal to cover the cost of food ingredients, packaging materials and other support services. A bag contains six meals, and at 20 cents per meal, the cost is $1.20 cents per bag, or $43.20 per box (with 36 bags and 216 meals in each box). For more information on holding a Mobile Hunger Fight, download the fact sheet below.
To help you plan for your volunteers, our research indicates the average volunteer packages approximately 200 meals for each hour shift they work. That meal amount is the equivalent to $40 per person for each one -hour shift.