Who We Are

We are a faith-related organization that believes in the importance of prayer, volunteer service and financial giving to help save starving children. We are made up of volunteers from businesses, schools, churches, community organizations and beyond who package meals for delivery to malnourished people in Iowa, across the United States and around the world.

Search for hunger stats in Iowa. It’s a staggering problem — not just in developing countries, but here at home and across the nation. Poverty and crisis tip the scale in hunger’s favor. The question of how to end world hunger can seem daunting, but we ARE making a difference, thanks to our generous donors, volunteers and partners. Every dollar donated, every volunteer hour given and every packaged meal is helping to break the chain of hunger and save lives. Since 2008, Meals from the Heartland has provided over 200 million meals to the hungry in Iowa and around the world.

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Empowering people to save starving children



Alleviate life-threatening hunger through:

  • Education: We offer information and resources about global hunger and everyone’s role in this issue.
  • Engagement: We provide year-round service opportunities to serve God and people in need.
  • Feeding: We partner with meal distribution organizations so that meals can reach hungry people here in Iowa and around the world.
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Core Values

Meals from the Heartland is a Christian organization. We believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and that He has commanded us to above all love the Lord our God and love our neighbor.

We believe that all people are children of God, created in His image and as such, deserving of immeasurable respect and dignity. We believe that all of God’s children are deserving of the basic necessities of life, including a healthy and nutritious meal.

We show our love for our less fortunate brothers and sisters throughout Iowa and the world by packaging meals to be distributed to those in need. We invite all to join us, regardless of beliefs, as we serve the starving.

We endeavor to inspire hope and passion in the hearts of those we serve and serve with.

We recognize that all of the resources we are blessed with are to be stewarded with great care and diligence. We are committed to using those resources in a way that maximizes the impact our meals are able to have. We also work with partners that share our commitment to excellence.

Help keep bellies full and smiles on faces.