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 companies, organizations, church groups, and school or community 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 for one rice and soy meal is 20 cents per meal or $1.20 per bag to cover the cost of food ingredients, packaging materials and other support services. Sponsorship for one macaroni and cheese meal or one beans and rice meal is 25 cents or $1.50 per bag to cover the cost of food ingredients, packaging materials and other support services. Meal breakdown – one bag contains 6 meals and one box contains 36 bags or 216 meals.
Mobile Hunger Fights can be performed at our Packaging Center or at a location of your choice. For more information on each Mobile Hunger Fight option, please download the fact sheets 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 to $50 per person for each one-hour shift depending on the type of meal packaged.