Thank you to the over 3,200 volunteers, we were able to package nearly 3.4 MILLION meals during the 2022 Annual Hunger Fight, held August 31-September 3. This annual event had been held downtown Des Moines at Hy-Vee Hall since 2008 until the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020. We were excited to be able to return to Hy-Vee Hall this year. Although we only had 44% of the volunteers from the 2019 event, we were still able to package 85% of the meals compared to that same year.
Meals will be sent to countries including Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Philippines and Togo.
We couldn’t help feed over 465,000 children every school day without YOU! Don’t forget that you can volunteer year-around Tuesday-Saturday at our West Des Moines Packaging Center. Check out all of our events here.