Members of the Faith Lutheran Church community in Clive, Iowa, packaged 32,400 meals for Meals from the Heartland at their church on the afternoon of October 20.
This total exceeded the goal of 32,000 set by Faith Lutheran Church and Meals from the Heartland, a faith-based organization located in Urbandale. The meals were prepared and boxed by 120 members of the Faith Lutheran community, who were assisted by a crew of twenty from the church and Meals from the Heartland.
The meals will be distributed locally and internationally by Meals from the Heartland. Each meal, which contains vegetables, rice, soy protein and vitamins, is designed to serve six people once it is cooked in boiling water, according to information from Meals from the Heartland.
The event was organized by Meals from the Heartland and Faith Lutheran Church’s Matthew 25 ministry, which also does community outreach programs such as Souper Bowl Sunday and a gardening program in conjunction with St. Timothy Episcopal Church in West Des Moines.