Fight Hunger with your Best Shot

If you love golfing, don’t miss this chance to spend a day on the course while funding thousands of meals. Get your team together and join us at Copper Creek on June 14 for a tournament that benefits Meals from the Heartland! Register now to reserve your spot. Hole sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Jim Stanley at 515-251-2814 or with questions. Details What: 4 person best shot tournament sponsored by DLL Finance LLC. All proceeds benefit Meals from the Heartland. Where:  Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Morning and afternoon tournaments with potential start times at 8am and 1pm. Lunch provided at


What’s the Fun in Fundraising?

We want to share an amazing fundraising project by high school students at Third Church in Pella. Each student painted one canvas square when they raised $200 for Meals from the Heartland. This project produced an amazing impact and stunning results! Fundraising can be fun (and beautiful!) when done right. If you’re raising money to host your own mobile or private event, or simply want to make a donation to Meals from the Heartland, we encourage you to get creative. Raising money doesn’t have to be awkward or difficult. If you make the process enjoyable and accessible for your fundraisers


Eat to Feed: Morsel Combat 2016

Taste award-winning creations by local chefs and fight world hunger all in one night at our 5th annual Morsel Combat event! If you haven’t joined us at the event in the past, this is the year to be there! What is Morsel Combat? Eat to Feed In a Food Channel-worthy battle, chefs will duke it out for the honor of “Top Chef,” an award bestowed by a surprise panel of celebrity judges. If that’s not enough to light a fire in your oven, you’ll get a front-row seat to the action AND have multiple chances to sample delicious plates. Plus, attendees


Join The Fight!

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Meals from the Heartland is in a battle with hunger and we need YOU to join the fight! Not sure where to start or what you can do to help? Following are some fun events coming up plus some ways that YOU can fight hunger. JOIN US FOR SPRING BREAK! Every day has multiple packaging sessions to choose from and every day has different fun theme! Wear your Superman cape, crazy socks or Hawaiian leis and bring your friends – we need YOUR HELP to reach our goal of ONE MILLION MEALS packaged! Visit our Calendar and select one of our


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events Were a HUGE Success!

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What an amazing testament to the message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! Meals from the Heartland held three separate packaging events on Monday, January 18, to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in Des Moines and we were blown away by the astounding turnout and results! One of our teams headed out to Grand View University for the annual MLK Day of Service Community Partnership Project. This year, Grand View received a grant from Iowa Campus Compact to help support the Meals from the Heartland packaging event and to purchase the supplies needed. Last year, students and faculty


Ankeny Christian Academy Shows The Holiday Giving Spirit

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The students of Ankeny Christian Academy hosted a Meals From the Heartland Hunger Fight as part of their week of service to help raise money for their school. Kindergarten through 12th grade students participated and together packaged over 20,000 meals! The kids provided service with a smile, having fun giving back to their community!  Thank you for your hard work and giving attitudes!


Parishioners Package 88,000 Meals!

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Thank you to the generous parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church who hosted a packaging event on November 21. Students and families all came together and packaged an impressive total of nearly 88,000 nutritious meals to be distributed to those living in hunger in locations all around the world. Thank you for donating your time and sharing our mission! “Many hands make light work.” –John Heywood


170 Strong, John Deere Tops 60 Thousand Meals Packaged!

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Meals From the Heartland was fortunate to have the volunteers from John Deere Financial host a packaging event this month. Through the generosity of time donated by the employee volunteers, there was a total of 170 packagers! During their event, the teams and managers worked together to package roughly 60,700 meals to be distributed to those in need. The teams also had the opportunity to learn about the Meals From the Heartland mission and vision, why and how we do the good that we do, and how vital it is to have help from the community. Thank you John Deere Financial for your


Prison Inmates Help Feed the Hungry

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Meals from the Heartland was honored to participate in a first ever hunger fight in a correctional facility. On Saturday September 26th, Fort Dodge Correctional Facility inmates teamed with the Fort Dodge Noon Sertoma to package over 69,000 mac and cheese meals. These meals will all be distributed in the Fort Dodge area through the Sertoma Back Pack Buddies program and through local food pantries. Over 150 inmates participated in the event and also contributed $5,000 out of their prison earnings to buy ingredients. The top prison pay per hour is 45 cents. Many thanks to the Fort Dodge Noon