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Meals From The Heartland

Rating: 3.67 stars   3 reviews 406


357 Lincoln St West Des Moines IA 50265 USA


Develop and carry out a comrehensive plan to provide meals to people who cannot support themselves in the united states and around the world. Bring together people from all sectors of society to prepare packaged food for distribution to the hungry.


Meals from the heartland is committed to its mission of empowering people to save the starving. One half of this mission involves the food that is packaged year around in volunteer events. The other half of this mission is to encourage volunteer service to people of all ages and backgrounds by providing a positive team and community building experience through participation in these events. These events were held at various locations throughout central iowa as well as at our own location. During 2014 47,000 volunteers participated in these events and prepared over 10. 7 million meals. These meals were shipped throughout the u. S. And to several foreign countries to feed undernourished and food-insecure populations.

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Rating: 1 stars  

Uses child labor, child fundraisers, and even prison labor and prisoners raising funds. Seemingly good at pulling in schools and churches.
Lack of mechanization for packaging that would increase production and cleanliness increases expenses. Failure to reveal where raw materials are purchased from and who owns those businesses leads one to be highly suspicious of this organization. Few raw materials seem to be available from the agriculture state in which they are registered. Unknown nutritional supplement added at some point. Seems to require clean water to be useful for the end recipients.

Broad destination objectives seem to show lack of focus. Haiti, Africa, or food banks in Iowa?

Be suspicious.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered many times at the Labor Day food drive. Now I'm working to get involved in other aspects on a weekly basis. This organization not only feeds the world, but feeds USA during disasters. What a way to give back.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Meals From The Heartland just completed their 5th Signature Event at Hy Vee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa. Over 15,000 Iowans produced over 5.1 million meals. Since inception in 2008, over 100,000 Iowans have produced close to 30 million meals for the malnourished around the world, including the US.

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Various places locally and around the world.

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What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Feed the starving with the goal of providing them with the tools to succeed in life.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To meet the nutritional needs of the starving while introducing them to a new way of life with God and community.

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