St. Paul Presbyterian Church invites Johnston residents and surrounding communities to a one-day meal-packaging event for Meals from the Heartland. The church has set a goal of producing 130,000 meals for the world’s hungry at the event.
The packaging will take place at St. Paul Presbyterian on November 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Teams of 8-10 people will register for one-hour shifts. Teams will raise the funds to sponsor their shift, approximately $400 for cost of a team’s meal ingredients. Pre-registration is required.
Donations from individuals, businesses, churches and community organizations are also needed to purchase ingredients, packaging and transportation. Volunteers are needed to staff the event.
To volunteer or donate, visit the website: www.stpaul-johnston.com and click on the Meals from the Heartland link, or contact Annie Temple at 270-1871 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to volunteer to help staff the event on Saturday, please contact Annie. Meals from the
Meals from the Heartland is a non-profit organization composed of volunteers who package meals for delivery to starving people around the world as well as right here in Central Iowa and elsewhere in the United States. Since 2008, Meals from the Heartland has provided more than 28 million meals to the hungry in Iowa and around the world. Johnston Partnership for a Healthy Community, who runs the local food bank, distributes Meals from the Heartland bags to those in need.