The Perry Lutheran Home will serve as a packaging center May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the Meals from the Heartland program sets up shop to help feed the hungry.
Meals from the Heartland is a nonprofit organization that packages meals and sends them to undernourished people in central Iowa, around the U.S. and in countries overseas. Packaging volunteers are drawn from businesses, schools, churches and community organizations.
The Perry Lutheran Home seeks local volunteers to help package food in one-hour shifts. The six-hour event will feature three work tables, each with 10 packaging stations, for a total of 180 one-hour shifts available to volunteers. Lutheran Home staff and residents will fill some of the slots, but volunteers from the community will also be needed.
“Many of these stations can be done from a seated position,” said Dr. Randy McCaulley, chief administrative officer at the facility and the point person for the Meals from the Heartland event. “The work is easy and fun. Please consider helping with this community event.”
For more information or to volunteer, call 515-465-5342.