Friends, never doubt the difference you're making. Many of the meals you pack reach children and families in South Africa through @blessmaninternational. In fact, the 100 millionth meal (packed at this year's Annual Hunger Fight) arrived there this week, and will be celebrated at a children's center with the group pictured above. Thank you to everyone at Blessman for the work you do and for celebrating the impact these precious meals from the heartland have on the hungry in this world. 💙🌍
Yet another way we are #bettertogether ➡ We're working with @foodbankiowa and the Des Moines Area Religious Council to provide meal kits (our meals + food bank items and recipes) for families in Iowa, distributed through partner schools and local pantries. Many volunteers are needed to pack thousands of boxes. We need YOU! 😊 Check out the UNITE2FEED shift days and times through the link below and consider lending a helping hand for Iowans in need! #beahungerfighter#unite2feed
Copy/paste this link: bit.ly/Unite2Feed
We've got nothing but love this Valentine's Day for our generous, hard working, fun having, hairnet wearing, awesome volunteers! To YOU, and you and you...thanks. Your love for others shines bright when we work together. 💖 #keepshining#bettertogether#thankYOU
We've had so much fun with our special @twistedvinebrew packaging events! The next one is Friday, February 23, and there is still room for you and your friends. Donate $25 and receive two free beer vouchers for the brewery afterward. Now, that is a great way to spend a Friday! 🍻 #cheerstoYOU#bettertogether
Save your spot at the table (copy and paste this URL): bit.ly/TwistedVineBrewPack
A powerful visual of donations transforming into nutritious meals: @hope.powerlife fires up its students for their annual Share the Love event by encouraging them to take home an empty meal pouch and fill it with coins and cash. So awesome! ❤ #heartypacks#filledwithhope
Eat M&M's, change the world. 😊 For one dollar, take home a Meals from the Heartland M&M tube, eat the treat and fill with coins! With quarters, these tubes hold $14 -- enough to feed nearly 70 people! Kids of all ages are proud to donate their containers, knowing they're making a difference in someone's life. 💚💛❤
Students in the Waukee APEX program recently had an idea for a service learning project; feed the hungry. With the help of local businesses and pooling their own money, they were able to budget for and package 20,000 meals! Hundreds of dollars were raised just by filling Meals from the heartland M&M tubes with coins and cash. So awesome! 🖒🖒 Each shift started with Katie's Story and the students saw firsthand the impact that food can make in people's lives. You can watch Katie's Story on our YouTube page at: bit.ly/KatiesMealStory
To organize your own Mobile Hunger Fight, reach out today! You, too, can help change lives in Iowa and around the world. 🌎
You might want to grab tissues for this one...the seven-year-old who wrote this packages meals regularly with family. This simple note shows that compassion is essential and action is crucial. Thank you, Rowan, for sharing your dream to serve and give. ❤ #beahungerfighter#thankYOUrowan
Spare change can change lives -- and that is not just a catchy saying. At 20 cents per meal, even a quarter can provide nutrition to someone who needs it most. Check out this video to learn more about donating simple spare change. ❤💵
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!