Volunteers from Urbandale, Windsor Heights, Ankeny, Johnston, West Des Moines and Des Moines joined us this morning to package meals at our new packaging center during one of our special open shift events. We even had a couple of area high school students pack meals during a break in their schedule. Go to our website and sign up today to package meals in April and May during one of our special shifts at the new packaging center.
Meals from the Heartland is excited to be coming to Humboldt for a two day community meal packaging event on April 11th and 12th. Read about the great fundraising idea that St. Mary’s School did to help raise funds to purchase the ingredients!
A Community Basketball Shoot Out was held in the St. Mary School Gym in Humboldt to raise funds for the upcoming community wide Meals from the Heartland packaging event. Free will donations were taken with all proceeds going to Meals from the Heartland to fund the cost of the meals to be packaged. Students in Grades 5 and up participated with awards given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Baked goods were also sold. The students will also volunteer to help package the meals. See some of the photos from this fund event!
Special Church Youth Group Program
Meals from the Heartland is committed to engaging and encouraging youth to become involved in the fight against hunger. We are excited to announce a special youth group meal packaging program on Wednesday evenings at our new packaging center. Every Wednesday evening has been set aside specifically for church youth groups to package up to 5,000 meals. Please call (515) 473-9530 or email email@example.com to reserve a Wednesday night for your youth group and for more information on this special program.
First Presbyterian Church, Fort Dodge, IA.
The Meals from the Heartland mobile event held at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Dodge was AMAZING with 180 volunteers packaging 37,800 meals in less than two hours! Seventeen teams represented the congregation, the schools and community. Special thanks to three local 4H clubs who not only helped pack the meals but also donated funds.
These young people brought a group of friends with them and made this event part of their 14th birthday party. Every time they filled another box you could hear, “Happy Birthday!”
During Faith Alive time five teams of preschoolers through senior high youth packed meals. This was the fourth annual Meals from the Heartland mobile event at First Presbyterian. A big “thank you” goes out to all the leaders and volunteers who made this event a great success.
We did it! The 2014 Spring Break Hunger Fight was a great success.
Thanks to the 3,500 volunteers who helped us reach our one million meal goal! In total we packaged 1,002,510 meals over the three day event held March 18th to 20th. We couldn’t have reached this milestone without each person’s efforts.
Please keep join us again at a future meal packaging event. Watch our website www.mealsfromtheheartland.org or join us on Facebook for details on future events as well as for our five million meal goal Annual Hunger Fight details.
We are almost ready!
The rice and other ingredients are ready for the 2014 Spring Break Hunger Fight. Every packaging shift is full! We do still need floor support volunteers.
Floor Support – Duties include: train and supervise packaging volunteers, stock raw product in the packaging station(s), help place packaged boxes on pallet, and maintain clean and organized packaging station(s). Five-hour shifts between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Event Greeter – Duties include greeting and checking in volunteers, answering general questions about the event, and performing other related duties. Five-hour shifts between 8:00 a.m.and 6:30 p.m.
Floor Support and Event Greeters – Click on the Registration Date You Prefer:
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
We humbly request that you consider a financial donation. Please donate online
or bring a donation to the event or mail your donation to:
Meals from the Heartland
357 Lincoln Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
See you next week!!
Meals from the Heartland is so excited to be coming to the Humboldt community for a meal packaging event on April 11th and 12th.
A big “Thank You” goes out to Humboldt Middle School students. To help raise funds to package meals, these students held a Kiss the Pig contest. The students brought change and money and placed it in the jar of the teacher they wanted to see Kiss the Pig. The teachers with the most money in their jar after a week had to kiss a baby pig in front of the student body at the Homecoming pep rally. Four teachers plus the principal were lucky enough to kiss the pig.
The fundraiser raised over $400! A local farmer was kind enough to bring a baby pig in to kiss. He is planning on having another one for next year!