Meals from the Heartland is our featured charity this month and has received a $1500 donation through our MFLCares program. The funds will be used in support of the local non-profit’s mission of “empowering people to save starving children”.
“We are beyond blessed to be a part of such a caring community that includes the recent donation from our friends at Midwest Family Lending,” says Greg DeHaai, Executive Director of Meals from the Heartland. “Donations are critical to our mission as we do not receive government funding. All ingredients are purchased with the generous donations of our volunteers, supporters and community. Meals are distributed to those in need right here in Iowa, across the U.S. and around the world.”
Through MFLCares, Midwest Family Lending employees nominate and select one cause each month to support that is dear to their hearts. Hannah Fuller, our mortgage processing associate, nominated Meals from the Heartland after seeing firsthand the impact the local non-profit makes on both the lives of those in need and on those who volunteer.
“Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to volunteer with this organization on numerous occasions,” Hannah says. “They are changing lives every day, making a difference for everyone involved and demonstrating the importance of serving others.”
What Meals From The Heartland Does
Meals from the Heartland is a non-profit organization composed of volunteers who package meals for delivery to starving children in Iowa, across the U.S. and around the world. The 501(c)(3) is made up of volunteers from businesses, schools, churches, community organizations and beyond.
How You Can Help
Donate and feed a child. Volunteer and change a life. Give and make a difference. Every dollar and every hour you give could mean a better life for a hungry child, right here at home or abroad.
Onsite packaging takes place every Tuesday-Saturday at the organization’s West Des Moines Packaging Center. Or you can volunteer to help the hungry by scheduling a private or mobile hunger fight.
Each volunteer uses more than $100 worth of ingredients and materials to pack about 540 meals per shift. Ingredients are not donated to Meals from the Heartland. Donations help to purchase those ingredients. With your generous support Meals From the Heartland can continue its efforts to end hunger around the world and in our own backyard.
MFLCares is a program of Midwest Family Lending, a local mortgage company committed to creating customers for life and to community impact. Check out our calendar to learn more about the great causes MFLCares is supporting this year.