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Meals from Heartland Open Packaging Shifts

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Meals from the Heartland

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Package life-saving meals for the hungry in Iowa, across the nation and around the world at the Meals from the Heartland Packaging Center in West Des Moines, following strict health and safety guidelines. Two-hour packaging shifts are available throughout the year - Tuesday through Saturday. Individuals and small teams are all welcome! Invite your friends, coworkers and family. To find out what shifts are available go to our website: mealsfromtheheartland.org and click on the Volunteer or Calendar tabs.

PLEASE NOTE: Current policies are subject to change. Please check our website at mealsfromtheheartland.org or call (515) 473-9530 for the most up-to-date volunteer information.

Updated Policy:

  • All volunteers must be 14 years or older or at least 8 years old and accompanied by an adult. We will be enforcing a 2 child per adult ratio for children ages 8-13.

Register at https://mealsfromtheheartland.org, then click on the Calendar or Volunteer tabs.

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About Meals from the Heartland


357 Lincoln St, West Des Moines, IA 50265, US

Mission Statement

Empowering people to save the starving.


Meals from the Heartland is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. We are made up of volunteers from businesses, schools, churches, community organizations and beyond who package meals for delivery to malnourished people in Iowa, across the United States and around the world.

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357 Lincoln St.West Des MoinesWest Des Moines, IA 50265






  • Must be at least 8

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