7th Annual Meals from the Heartland Hunger Fight

July 08, 2014

The dates for the 7th Annual Meals from the Heartland Hunger Fight at Hy-Vee Hall are Wednesday, August 27 through Saturday, August 30.  Join them in the largest hunger-fighting event in the United States.  In order to reach our goal of packaging 5 million meals they need help both financially and with volunteers.

Fundraising for this event has begun in earnest in order to raise the resources necessary to buy the ingredients, supplies, equipment and all the things needed to package 5 million meals. Each meal packaged costs just 20 cents so a donation of any size makes an important impact.

Ways to support the 7th Annual Hunger Fight financially are:

1.  Form a Fundraising Team

Help us fund raise by gathering your friends and family to form an online fundraising team and get them excited for our Annual Hunger Fight.  Fundraising teams that help raise funds for the August event will get to sign up for packaging shifts 2 days early (July 23rd)!  Note - online registration for support volunteer positions will begin July 15th.  Online registration for all packaging volunteers will be available on July 25th.

Forming your team online is easy.

Simply click here to get started, then select "Start a Team".  Challenge each team member with a fundraising goal for the event.  Remember, each meal costs just $.20 - so $20.00 can pay for 100 meals!

2.  Mail your financial gift to:

Meals from the Heartland
357 Lincoln Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265

3.  Donate online

Click here to make a donation online.

4.  Ask your company to match your donation

Ask your Human Relations department if your employer will double your donation with a corporate matching gift.

5.  Purchase the official 2014 Annual Hunger Fight Tshirt

Pre-order the 2014 Annual Hunger Fight t-shirt for $20 and fund the cost of 60 meals! 

Order details can be found here.  Shirts will be available for pickup at the event or at our packaging center before the event.

Pre-ordered shirts may be picked up at the Meals from the Heartland office beginning August 10th if you select that option on the form.  Note - shirts will not be available for pickup at the office the week of August 25th, but will be available for pickup at the Annual Hunger Fight.