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Join us for a Service Project at Meals from the Heartland!

January 14, 2020
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Meals from the Heartland
357 Lincoln St
West Des Moines, IA


Joint Meeting with ISM

Join us for a Service Project at

Meals from the Heartland


When:  Tuesday, January 14, 2020

5:30-5:45p.m. Check In

5:45-6:15 p.m. Dinner & Presentation

6:15-7:15 p.m.  Packing 8,000 Meals

7:15-7:30 p.m. Photo Op / Clean Up


Where:  357 Lincoln St, West Des Moines, IA  

Cost: Free to CI-APICS AND CI-APICS Student Members,

$30 CI-APICS Non-Members

If, after registering, you find you can’t attend, please contact the Director of Finance at [email protected] (515) 770-9793


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Since 2008, Meals from the Heartland has provided over 130 million meals to the hungry in Iowa and around the world.


2008 – 4,028,136     2009 – 4,029,934

2010 – 8,084,698     2011 – 6,083,811

2012 – 7,782,156     2013 – 8,764,560

2014 – 10,658,144     2015 – 15,727,82

2016 – 18,144,000     2017 – 23,049,000

2018 – 19,484,280

Our history

The inspiration for the Meals from the Heartland effort began with a 2007 food-packaging event held during Lent by a church in West Des Moines, Iowa. The success of that event encouraged leaders to organize a community-wide food-packaging event that would involve more volunteers to feed hungry children and families. It was that leap of faith that brought Meals from the Heartland to Des Moines in 2008, resulting in 12,000 volunteers who packaged more than 4 million meals in a week’s time at our first Annual Hunger Fight.

The success of that first event led to the development of a year-round meal packaging effort. Thousands of volunteers now come together to package millions of meals year-round.



$0.00 Member/Student

$30.00 Guest


Joint Meeting with ISM