Food Packing Events

Did you know there are people going hungry right in your own community? Did you also know that there’s a fun, interactive way to help them? Hosting a food packing event is a great way to get involved in your community and have some fun while providing real help to people in need. These events are perfect for school groups, religious organizations, corporations, and any other group looking to increase their local profile while providing an important service to the community.

Benefits of Hosting a Food Packing Event

Our meals can be packed anywhere. For approximately $.25 per meal, your organization can give its members, employees or students an experience they will never forget while reaping the numerous benefits of hosting a meal packing event:

Perfect for:

  • Schools
  • Collegiate clubs
  • Religious organizations
  • Professional and trade associations
  • Corporate and for-profit businesses
  • Other nonprofits and service organizations such as Rotary and Kiwanis.

 

Packing Events:

  • Give your members, students, congregation, or employees a way to get involved.
  • Position your organization as an advocate for the hungry within your community.
  • Raise your organization’s profile with the local and regional media.
  • Teach younger volunteers a life lesson they’ll never forget.
  • Create a memorable leadership development program for you company

How It Works:

To organize a meal packing event, you only need to do four things:

1

Choose a Location

2

Organize Volunteers

4

Choose a Date

3

Raise Money

We will handle the rest! We’ll help with the set up, training your volunteers, running the event, and taking care of clean up at the end. Your volunteers will have an extremely positive, team building experience where they will make a significant impact towards the people in need in your area.

You Choose Where the Food Goes

At Meals of Hope, it is of the upmost importance that the food goes where it is intended. This means, the food packed within a community will stay within that community unless instructed otherwise. Meals of Hope prides itself on being able to keep food local within communities in the United States. Although we are strongly focused on keeping it local, Meals of Hope has also partnered with organizations to help areas outside the United States including: Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Malawi and the Bahamas.

You Choose the Meals You Pack

Meals of Hope food packages* were designed to address the need for an economical, nutritious solution to aid in the fight against hunger. Each bag contains enough food to provide six to eight meals. In only two hours each person will generally pack around 60 bags. That’s roughly 350 meals for our hungry working families, children, seniors and veterans.

Meals of Hope Meals:

FORTIFIED BEANS AND RICE CASSEROLE: includes rice, pre-cooked dried beans, soy protein, 6 dried vegetables, and 21 vitamins and minerals.*

FORTIFIED MACARONI AND CHEESE: includes macaroni, soy protein, 21 vitamins and minerals, and a packet of cheese sauce.*

FORTIFIED CINNAMON SUGAR, DICED APPLES OATMEAL: includes whole grain rolled oats, dried apples, vitamins and minerals, and cinnamon sugar.*

FORTIFIED PASTA WITH TOMATO SAUCE: includes pasta, soy protein, 21 vitamins and minerals, and a packet of tomato sauce.*

FORTIFIED CHICKEN FLAVORED RICE AND VEGETABLE SOUP: includes rice, soy flour corn, peas, carrot, onion, tomato, celery, cobbage and bell pepper, and 21 vitamins and minerals.

Nutritious Ingredients from Trusted Sources

Our goal is not only to provide healthy meals that taste good, but to make the meal packing process affordable and accessible to sponsors and hosts so that we can feed as many families as possible. We work diligently to source nutritious, non-perishable ingredients from trusted sources and establish long-term partnerships to keep pricing low.

Today, our meals cost approximately $.25 each, which is how our volunteers can affordably pack thousands of meals in a 2-hour meal packing event.

Anyone can Help Pack Meals!

Our meals can be packed anywhere, by anyone! We encourage all volunteers – from children to senior citizens – to help at meal packing events. Our events are full of energy and there are jobs for  ALL ages and skill levels. If you show up, we’ll put you to work and make sure you leave with a smile on your face!

Learn more about how you can get involved
or find an event near you to volunteer!

Holidays Without Hunger

Holidays Without Hunger are annual food-packing events throughout Southwest Florida hosted by Meals of Hope that aim to package 1,000,000 meals in two hours!

Holidays Without Hunger events are an opportunity for friends, family, churches clubs, teams, neighbors, businesses or other groups to  give back this holiday season while having a fun time. Gather your teammates and join us in the fight against hunger!