Meals from the Heartland + Perry Lutheran Home = Success!

24,192 meals packed in 6.5 hours with over 250 volunteers!

Perry Lutheran Home served as the host organization for a "Meals from the Heartland" event. This event took place on Wednesday, April 5 at Main Campus. Residents, tenants, staff, organizations, service clubs, students, and community members worked alongside one another to package meals. These meals feed undernourished people across the United States, including Iowa, and also in third world countries.

In addition to the meal-packing event, dementia simulations, "Music & Memory" demonstrations, and tours of the upcoming Inter-Generational Childcare project took place.

To package this amount of meals, nearly $5,000 needed to be raised to cover the cost of the meal content. In addition to our volunteers, we want to thank our partners who helped make this event possible by supporting the purchase of meal content:

  • Christ Lutheran Church
  • Curt & Aimee Carlson
  • Doc McCaulley
  • Fareway
  • HyVee
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Lions Club
  • Martin Bros.
  • Optimist Club
  • Rotary Club
  • S.O.N.
  • St. Croix Hospice
  • Thrivent

To all: Thank you for Fighting Hunger! Together, we saved many lives!