The students of Ankeny Christian Academy hosted a Meals From the Heartland Hunger Fight as part of their week of service to help raise money for their school.
Meals From the Heartland was fortunate to have the volunteers from John Deere Financial host a packaging event this month. Through the generosity of time donated by the employee volunteers, there was a total of 170 packagers!
During their event, the teams and managers worked together to package roughly 60,700 meals to be distributed to those in need. The teams also had the opportunity to learn about the Meals From the Heartland mission and vision, why and how we do the good that we do, and how vital it is to have help from the community.
Thank you John Deere Financial for your hard work, your generosity and your teamwork!
Our mission partners include the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC), the Food Bank of Iowa, Convoy of Hope based in Missouri, and Blessman Ministries in South Africa. 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. As we speak we are sending meals now.
1 semi holds 20 pallets
1 pallet holds 66 cases
1 case holds 36 bags
1 bag holds 6 meals
That 285,120 meals are on their way to feed hungry kids and families around the world.
It’s time to register your team for the Meals from the Heartland Annual Hunger Fight from August 29 through September 1, 2012 in Des Moines at Hy-Vee Hall. Why register your team now? It’s a great way to get people excited about participating in the event, and it gives you and you teammates a head start on fundraising.
This registration forms your fundraising team for the event. Remember, we rely on donations for individuals, groups and businesses to fund the meal packaging event. Without donations, we would not be able to host our Annual Hunger Fight each year. This year, our event goal is 5 million meals!
The average volunteer works a two-hour shift and packages 400 meals during that time. Each meal costs 20 cents to make so a donation of $20 will cover 100 meals. You can challenge your team to raise any amount you want to contribute!
We know you’re interested in signing up for volunteer shifts. Those shifts will open up in early August as they have in the past. BUT – if you register a team now, you’ll get the sign-up shift registration link a day earlier than the public, so register a team today!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at email@example.com or by calling 1-877-HLP-MFTH. Watch this space for more news and announcements as we get closer to our Annual Hunger Fight!