Mission: 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.
Programs: 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.
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.