Meals from the Heartland meal raising is March 21

Last year, the Humboldt County Meals from the Heartland program was honored for packaging more than 1,000,000 meals, a milestone that occurred in 2018. This year's event will mark the 10th year in Humboldt for the activity. This year's event will be Friday, March 20 for students and Saturday, March 21 for the public.

Saturday, March 21, will be the 10th annual Meals from the Heartland event at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.
Students from the Humboldt Middle School and St. Mary’s School will be packaging meals on Friday, March 20.
Humboldt County is the largest and longest running packaging event in the state of Iowa outside of Des Moines, with over one million meals packaged during the event’s nine-year history.
Our local food pantry receives meal kits packaged by our local church youth groups, using the rice meal and either cans of tuna or chicken with recipes.
Some meals go to other food pantries in the state of Iowa. The remainder is sent to several countries where they are used for school lunch programs. The students go to school so they can receive a meal and therefore they are getting educated. There are students who have graduated and now are coming back to their country to help educate other students in their community.
The goal this year is to package 160,000 meals. The cost is still 20 cents per meal. Funds are needed to purchase the products and volunteers are needed to package the meals. You may mail a check made out to Meals from the Heartland to Allen Goche at 1606 Elmhurst Ave., Humboldt, Iowa 50548.
If you are able to volunteer to package meals please call Jan Goche at 515-332-2159.
You do not have to be part of a team to participate. If you want to help, call Jan and she can find a shift and a location for you to work.
Several hundred volunteers are needed, both students and adults to package the 160,000 meals and make for a successful community service event.

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