This week marked the 8th year the Iowa FFA Leadership Conference has had Meals from the Heartland as their service project. In total, we've packed over 1.5 million meals for hungry Iowans and those in need all over the world! 🌍 This year, we packaged 150,000 meals with the help of 1,000 eager teenagers and their advisors. Awesome job! 👏👏 We offer each chapter to take a box of Hearty Pack meals and a box of mac-and-cheese meals back to their local food pantries to help the hungry in their communities. ❤ Thanks to ALL who participated! #hungerfighters#differencemakers#thankyouFFA
The countdown is on for the first annual Cedar Rapids Hunger Fight! We need thousands of volunteers to package life-changing meals on May 4-5, at the DoubleTree Convention Complex in Cedar Rapids. This event is for everyone, age five and up. Perfect for family, friends, coworkers and teammates to serve together! Sign up through the link in our profile. Tell a friend! #WeAreCR#beahungerfighter
We had an amazing time this weekend at the @listen.for.change benefit concert! Thanks to @twistedvinebrew for hosting all of the great music acts. And thanks to each and every one of YOU that attended. Funds were raised and awareness was created by hundreds of volunteers, supporters and new friends and family who came to have fun and learn more about Meals from the Heartland. What an awesome night! #thankYOU#beahungerfighter
Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to connect with us on upcoming events! 😎 #bettertogether
As if you needed ONE more reason to come to the @listen.for.change benefit concert tomorrow night (Friday, April 13), consult your sweet tooth and get a tasty treat from @theoutsidescoop!
We love seeing all these community partners, talented artists and generous donations come together for a fun night celebrating the impact we can make on the world together. Join us! Let's rock the house. ❤🎵🍺🍦 Check out the Meals from the Heartland Facebook page for more details!
Did you know you can support the fight against hunger every time you shop online through Amazon? Shop for the same items at Amazon Smile and choose Meals from the Heartland as your charity of choice to receive a portion the proceeds. Such a simple opportunity to give and make a difference in the lives of many! At just 25 cents each, you can fund meals every time you shop! 😊
Check out Amazon Smile for details: bit.ly/AmazonSmileMealsfromtheHeartland
We're just one week away from our @listen.for.change benefit concert at @twistedvinebrew! Next Friday, April 13, come for the awesome bands and stay for the fun raffle prizes. All proceeds go to Meals from the Heartland and help fund meals for those in need throughout the world. 💙
Here's a taste of some of the raffle prizes you'll see next Friday: 🔹100 gift card
🔸2 dozen golf balls
🔹MFTH Teddy Bears 🔸$25 TVB gift cards
🔸TVB Gift pack (32oz growler, sticker, pint tickets and glass)
🔹MFTH shirt, hat or koozie
We hope to see you there! Bring a friend and help spread the word!
Not even 10+ inches of heavy, wet snow could keep these hunger fighters away! These hearty souls from Parish Families Against Hunger in Algona, Iowa, packaged more than 131,000 meals in March. Warm hearts make great hunger fighters (even on the coldest days)! 😊❤ #thankYOUparishfamilies#bettertogether#somuchsnow
We're not exaggerating when we say we have the best volunteers, ever. We get to see compassion and hard work go hand-in-hand every week thanks to you all. And this special gift of donation boxes from our friend Dave Knau is a gift that keeps on giving. Thanks again, Dave! ❤
April is National Volunteer Month and we love a good reason to highlight our awesome volunteers. Reach out if you know someone with a special volunteer story with Meals from the Heartland - we want to hear it! #nationalvolunteermonth#bestvolunteersever#thankYOU
We are excited for the upcoming @listen.for.change benefit concert at @twistedvinebrew! Get to know one of the talented artists you will see on April 13: "Andrew David was barely playing guitar when his parents uprooted their family from Iowa to Brazil. There, he immersed himself in the guitar until graduating high school where he returned to Iowa to further his musical eduction. Now he has been singing and playing guitar in the Midwest for nearly a decade, honing his craft at breweries, bars and music venues. With a style of emotive modern acoustic songs ranging from folk to post punk, he writes songs that he hopes capture audiences imagination. His song library also includes an eclectic mix of covers from Pink Floyd, The Lumineers, Damien Rice, Tom Petty, Ed Sheeran, Elvis etc." All concert proceeds help fund nutritious ingredients for the meals Iowans pack for neighbors in need and the hungry around the world. Don't miss this fun and worthwhile event! 😊
Spring is in the air! And our friends at West Des Moines United Methodist Church want you to be well stocked with fresh flowers. These awesome folks are sponsoring a plant sale, with all profits benefiting Meals from the Heartland! Orders must be submitted by April 8. Lots of plants to choose from! 🌺🌼🌸 #thankyouWDMUMC#bettertogether
Order forms and more information can be found here: bit.ly/PlantSaleForMeals
@listen.for.change and Meals from the Heartland present charity, concerts, and craft beers at @TwistedVineBrew
Great cause, great music, great location and great craft beer! Join local young professionals and community members to support the fight against hunger in Central Iowa and around the world.
There will be a $10 suggested donation at the door with ALL proceeds going to charity.
Many great bands will keep the music going:
Raffles and prizes are also in the mix! Don't miss this awesome event!