Introducing Greg, our new Director of Operations!

Greg-WebsizedGreg DeHaai has been hired as Meals from the Heartland’s Director of Operations to oversee packaging events at our facility in West Des Moines and around Central Iowa. Coordinating inventory for ingredients and supplies is no small task, considering the millions of meals thousands of volunteers package every year. He’ll be integral in keeping efficiency of highest priority so we can package as many meals as possible, while being good stewards of the gifts God has given us.

The University of Northern Iowa graduate has worked in the computer world and the medical device industry for the past 23 years. From these experiences, Greg will utilize his ability to multitask and work with teams and databases of all shapes and sizes. He’s excited to help grow and develop the ministry, including reaching our 2015 goal to package 15 million meals for food-insecure children and families in Iowa and around the world.

“I came on board because I believe in the purpose and mission,” says Greg of his decision to join the team in April. “I’m amazed at how communities rally to fight hunger. Work groups, churches, schools — I love how packaging events bring people from all walks of life together for a common cause.”

We’re excited to have Greg with us; for questions about hosting a hunger fight at our facility or a location of your choice, you can email Greg at