News Release – St. Paul Presbyterian Hosts Meals from the Heartland Packaging Event
St. Paul Presbyterian Church invites Johnston residents and surrounding communities to a one-day meal-packaging event for Meals from the Heartland. The church has set a goal of producing 130,000 meals for the world’s hungry at the event.
The packaging will take place at St. Paul Presbyterian on November 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Teams of 8-10 people will register for one-hour shifts. Teams will raise the funds to sponsor their shift, approximately $400 for cost of a team’s meal ingredients. Pre-registration is required.
Donations from individuals, businesses, churches and community organizations are also needed to purchase ingredients, packaging and transportation. Volunteers are needed to staff the event.
To volunteer or donate, visit the website: www.stpaul-johnston.com and click on the Meals from the Heartland link, or contact Annie Temple at 270-1871 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to volunteer to help staff the event on Saturday, please contact Annie.
Meals from the Heartland is a non-profit organization composed of volunteers who package meals for delivery to starving people around the world as well as right here in Central Iowa and elsewhere in the United States. Since 2008, Meals from the Heartland has provided more than 28 million meals to the hungry in Iowa and around the world. Johnston Partnership for a Healthy Community, who runs the local food bank, distributes Meals from the Heartland bags to those in need.
Registration Open for North Central Iowa Hunger Fight!
Did you miss our Annual Hunger Fight or are you just ready to get back into the ring? Join our North Central Iowa Hunger Fight!
- Date: November 9-10, 2012
- Volunteer: You must sign up for a shift. Register here for meal packaging shift times. To help as a host, register here.
- Location: United Community School, 1284 U Avenue Boone, IA 50036
5.1 Million Meals Packaged!
YOU DID IT! In just four days, you packaged a Meals from the Heartland record-breaking 5,122,008 meals for the world’s hungry! With giving hearts, more than 15,000 volunteers of all ages filled Hy-Vee Hall and worked together to fight hunger in Iowa, our country and all over the world. YOU are a hunger fighter!
It is amazing what people can do when they come together with a common goal. Our food distribution partners will now work hard to distribute your meals to people who desperately need them.
Together, we are moving closer to our goal of making Iowa the Hunger Fighting Capital of the World!
Don’t Stop – Keep Fighting
Unfortunately, hunger is a vicious opponent. We can’t stop fighting. Meals from the Heartland hunger fighters have created a demand for year-around packaging opportunities – and we have them! Businesses, churches, schools and organizations of all kinds are encouraged to consider hosting a Mobile Hunger Fight at any time. To find out more about hosting an event, visit our website.
You can also fight hunger any day at any time by donating! We can’t express how thankful we are for our sponsors and the individual donations we’ve received so far. Meals from the Heartland depends on monetary and in-kind donations to package and distribute meals. If you haven’t already, please consider donating. The more funding we have, the more meals we are able to provide!
Keep Up With Us on Facebook!
We love Facebook! Please visit us and “Like” our Facebook page to stay updated on our events and where our meals go. Show your pride for volunteerism by “sharing” our “I Saved Lives” badge on your own Facebook page.
You can also visit the latest news section of our website to keep up-to-date on all things Meals from the Heartland.
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