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Dec 2021
2021 Meals of Hope Packaging Success

When we think about Marco Island, Naples and Collier County in general we close our eyes and envision the sparkling high rises that adorn the golden beaches and the beautiful Gulf waters which lap up along Collier Boulevard, Hideaway Beach, Gordon Drive and north beyond Vanderbilt Beach. This week many of those homes will see private jets park at the Naples Airport or out at the Marco Executive Airport and deplane the owners of those multimillion-dollar properties. They come here to enjoy a week under the golden sunshine here in Southwest Florida......

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21
Dec 2021

WEST BRANCH, Iowa (KWWL) — Two hundred volunteers filled Herbert Hoover Elementary to pack 100,000 meals for those in need. The boxes will go to both Haiti and Iowa, and contain two different types of meals – pasta with red sauce or rice and beans. Each bag contains enough for six meals. The Herbert Hoover Hunger Project is a partnership of the Hoover Presidential Foundation, West Branch Lions, and Meals for Hope. It’s named after former President Herbert Hoover, and based in his birthplace of West Branch, Iowa. Their first event was......

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21
Dec 2021
Jewish Women’s Foundation Packs 25,000 Meals in One Morning

GREAT BARRINGTON — On Sunday morning, Sept. 19, while many in the community were competing in the Josh Billings RunAground, 145 other local citizens gathered at the Berkshire South Regional Community Center to pack 25,000 Meals of Hope. The event was sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Berkshires (JWF), a constituent organization of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires. Meals of Hope (MOH) is a Naples, Florida-based organization that runs meal-packing events throughout the country. Each packed pouch, which contains dry ingredients that just need to be reconstituted with water,......

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21
Dec 2021
Rotary Packs Over 300,000 Meals

WYE MILLS — Over 335,000 fully fortified meals were distributed to local food pantries this week by Rotary District 7630, which comprises Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This was a “Rotary Day of Service” with Meals of Hope where 39 clubs packed meals in five locations around the district with all meals staying locally to fight food insecurity. There were many non-Rotarians that volunteered to help along with Interactors, Rotaract members and Rotary club members. The funds to buy the ingredients provided by Meals of Hope came from Rotary clubs,......

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14
May 2021
Heaping helping of hope

ASHLAND It was a bit of a party atmosphere at Greenup County High School, when students and other volunteers got together to assemble meals to be distributed throughout the community. There was music, bells ringing and cheers when a box of meals was completed and sealed. There also was a sense of community. “It’s a good cause, to help people,” Chase Adkins, a senior at the school, said. “It makes you feel good about yourself because you’re helping others.” Food came from Meals of Hope, a Florida-based food-packing agency with the goal......

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14
May 2021
Teenager raises funds, volunteers to package food for community

PONTIAC, Ill. — Less than half an hour into a food packaging event she organized, Libby Larkin jumped up on a cooler high enough to see all her volunteers to congratulate them for already reaching 5,000 meals. They knew they still had a long way to go to meet her goal of packaging 50,000 meals for local schools, daycares and food pantries, but volunteers cheered her on because they knew this 15-year-old powerhouse leader was going to make her goal. Wearing a patriotic mask, blue rubber gloves, an FFA t-shirt and jeans,......

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20
Nov 2019
Meals of Hope Volunteer Nicole Hood Honored

  Meals of Hope volunteer, Nicole Hood, was recently honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Florida Collier-Lee Chapter. Volunteer Nicole’s spirit of service embodies Meals of Hope’s mission to end hunger in Southwest Florida. Not only has Nicole volunteered by helping those in need at Meals of Hope’s food pantries four times a week since 2014, she purchases food on her own to share with people living in Naples’ HUD and Section 8 housing. Nicole’s selfless dedication to teamwork and serving others is an inspiration to all at Meals of......

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17
Apr 2019

We are always so thankful for the support we receive from Future Farmers of America (FFA) groups across the country. Another FFA group was in action again on April 8, packing meals as part of a South Dakota FFA Living to Serve Day. The South Dakota FFA joined DuPont Pioneer staff to pack 50,580 fortified macaroni and cheese meals that will be distributed through Feeding South Dakota. Sandy Osterday, S.D. FFA Foundation president said to the Brookings Register, “The FFA organization believes strongly in the fourth line of the FFA motto ‘Living......

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29
Jan 2019
An open letter from a MOH pantry recipient

I’m writing today to share how Meals of Hope helped me change my life — and to ask you to support others like me. A couple of years ago I went through some really tough financial times. I was laid off from my job, had some unexpected medical bills, and literally did not know how I would get my next meal. I was very depressed. I heard about a local organization that gives free food every week at Lely Presbyterian Church*. I went to the church the next Monday afternoon and saw......

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