We had a full house all day today, as part of our Martin Luther King Jr. day of service. Thanks to all who came out to pack meals and volunteer in support roles. We can never say thank you enough! You guys rocked it. 👏👏 #MLKday#bettertogether
In 2017, YOU helped provide 23,049,380 meals for the hungry in Iowa, struggling families worldwide and victims of natural disasters. Thanks to YOU, millions had one more reason to hope.
Last year alone, 11 million meals were designated for disaster relief. The rest served ongoing feeding initiatives in Iowa and through international partners like Convoy of Hope, Blessman International, Many Hands For Haiti (MH4H) and others.
Keep sharing your passion to feed the starving in your homes, schools, congregations and workplaces! Volunteer, donate and help us make 2018 the best year yet! ❤ #thankYOU#beahungerfighter#bestvolunteersever
We just love the stories, messages and words of encouragement we receive from our volunteers and supporters! Like this note from a pair of proud grandparents, "On Christmas, we gave our grandchildren a choice to make on where they would (each) like to donate $20.00. They have all participated in packaging meals for Meals from the Heartland. Five of them chose to send their donations to you! Love what you are doing! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!" Thank you for sharing, Bruce and Georgine. Your grandchildren helped make these plates full of nutritious food possible! ❤
Mark Friday, January 26, on your calendar to pack meals at a @twistedvinebrew event! For every $25 donation to Meals, you receive two free beer vouchers. Your donation funds meal ingredients AND you get to relax with friends after the pack. We'll cheers to that! 🍻
Packaging is at our center, relaxing is at the brewery! 😊 Copy and paste link to register: bit.ly/TwistedVinePackagingEvent
There are still open shifts for our Martin Luther King Jr. Day packaging event on January 15! What better way to celebrate the life of a man who fought for unity and working together for the good of all people? Invite a friend, neighbor, that guy at the grocery store you've been meaning to talk to, and let's change the world, one meal and at a time. #MLKday#bettertogether
Link for shift times and registration in profile!
Thanks to our friends from Starbucks for dropping by today to surprise us with treats! Now, that's a great way to end the year. And thanks to the Starbucks family and friends who visit us throughout the year to package meals. We truly are better together...and caffeinated. 😉☕ #communitypartners#bettertogether
Expecting the unexpected is part of the mission we are on. Illness or the loss of a job can tailspin a family into the struggle to provide. Natural disasters can be devastating to entire communities, like the 2017 earthquake that hit Sergio's neighborhood in Mexico or the hurricanes that displaced so many.
While we don't know what 2018 will bring, we do know there will be hungry people across the world for a whole host of reasons. Will you help us prepare for the unexpected by making a year-end gift? Our sincere hope is that you will, so thank you in advance for your consideration! We truly are better together. #thankYOU#bettertogether#beahungerfighter
Donate today: https://mealsfromtheheartland.org/make-a-donation/donate-now
Sergio's community was hit hard by the recent earthquakes in Mexico, and many of his neighbors lost their homes. After receiving some of our meals, he was curious about where the food came from. He researched us and was touched as he read about Meals from the Heartland's mission and saw pictures of the many volunteers who made it possible. In his own words, "We got some of your meals after the earthquake here in Mexico and I feel truly grateful for the help we received from you and the people that kept sending support after the disaster. I have no words to express how moved I am from your work...I looked for your organization to thank you and let you know we truly appreciate the effort of all volunteers. 👐 "
This is why we pack meals. For Sergio. ❤ #hungerfighters#changinglives#bestvolunteersever#thankYOU
Sincere and humble thanks to Sammons Financial Group for a $50,000 transformational grant that allowed us to purchase an additional truck to transport ingredients to mobile events. Support like this is critical to feeding the starving in Iowa, and around the world, as efficiently and effectively as possible. Thank you, Sammons team, and thanks to our mobile packagers for putting this new truck to good use! ⛟ #bettertogether#letsdothis#thankYOU
Every meal, every box was lovingly packed by students at Ankeny Christian Academy as part of their Project Serve. Enthusiasm for helping others is contagious. Let's spread the good stuff, folks! 😊 #beahungerfighter#childlikefaith
Thank you to all who voted during Spark the Spirit! Thanks to your support, we won second place and $2,500 toward our mission to enable people to feed the starving. And thank you to @veridiancu for the opportunity! Many wonderful nonprofits were showcased, a reminder of all we can accomplish together. ❤ #thankYOU#bettertogether
We're thankful for the generous donations we've received today, getting us closer to our #GivingTuesday goal. But we're not there yet, folks! You can help food-insecure families get the nutrition they need, simply by rounding up to the next dollar on everyday purchases. Every 20 cents is one more meal made! Changing lives, one meal at a time. ❤ (Link in profile.)
The Veridian Credit Union Spark the Spirit first place vote is close! Help us secure 25,000 more meals for the hungry in Iowa and around the world. Keep the votes coming through November 26. Thank YOU! ❤ #beahungerfighter#bettertogether
Vote here ➡ www.veridiancu.org/contests/sparkthespirit
Happy Monday! 😊 We love Mondays even more now, thanks to our friends at @altardstate ➡ When you shop on "Mission Mondays", 10% of the day's proceeds is donated to Meals from the Heartland! How cool is that?! So head over to Jordan Creek Mall today, and every Monday through December 18, to Christmas shop and support Meals! #communitypartners#bettertogether