2019 Annual Hunger Fight Signup

You’re invited to participate in the 12th Anniversary of our Annual Hunger Fight! Be part of the fun by signing up for one of the many important roles listed below. We thank you for your past support and look forward to working with you to package millions of meals to feed the hungry here in Iowa, throughout the U.S., and all around the world.

August 28-31 at Hy-Vee Hall

Two-hour packaging shifts are available from 9am-8:30pm on Wednesday-Friday and 9am-2:30pm on Saturday. Click here for more event details.
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We need thousands of packagers to package 4 MILLION MEALS in just 4 days. All packaging volunteers will view a training video before packaging.  Click one of the following days to sign up as a group or as an individual: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. To see rules for student groups, click here.

Invite your friends, family, and coworkers, and package lifesaving meals for those who desperately need them. For promotional materials click here and scroll down. Together, we’ll change the world from right here in downtown Des Moines.


Are you a veteran Packager or looking to try something new this year?

Try one of the Support roles below! Each of these roles will receive training before their shift and get a free Volunteer T-shirt.


Want to meet new people and help us spread our mission? Be an Event Greeter!
Duties: Greet and direct volunteers, answer general questions, and other related duties.   This position may require standing and walking throughout your shift.  You’ll be trained for this position at the event. 2.5 – 3 hour shifts.

BUCKET BRIGADE (Click the day you’re interested in: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)

Looking for a workout? Bucket Brigade will keep you on your toes!
Duties: Refill ingredient bins, restock, and clean packaging stations. You must be able to safely lift 50 lbs and operate a box knife. You’ll be trained for this position at the event. 2 hour shifts.


Want to get behind the scenes of the Annual Hunger Fight? Be a Setup Volunteer!
Duties: Set up packaging stations before the event. You’ll be trained for this position at the event. 3 hour shifts.


Looking for a consistent activity? Be a Box Maker!
Duties: Assemble and distribute boxes for finished meals. You’ll be trained for this position at the event. 2 or 3 hour shifts.


Want a leading role? Be a Pack Master!
Duties: Train, organize and supervise packagers at packaging stations. Clean packaging stations between shifts.  Experienced packagers preferred for this role. Pre-Event training is mandatory. 3.5 hour shifts.