Thousands To Package Meals In Des Moines This Week

Photo: Meals from the Heartland

(Des Moines, IA) -- Nearly 10-thousand people are expected to volunteer this week for Meals from the Heartland. The non-profit organization's 15th Annual Hunger Fight is this week at Hy-Vee Hall, downtown Des Moines.

Things get started Tuesday at 5 p.m. when employees of nine local companies will compete in meal packaging races. The winning team will be awarded the Hy-Vee One Step Cup.  

Companies participating in the challenge include: Hy-Vee, Wells Fargo, Ruan Transportation Management Systems, NCMIC Insurance, Continental Western Group, Iowa Events Center, DLL Finance, Marco Technologies, Siegwerk and the United States Navy Reserve.

Meal packaging sessions will continue throughout the week and conclude Saturday, September 3rd.

CEO Greg DeHai says the goal is to package four million meals, which will be sent to multiple countries to feed hungry children.

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