With just a few hours of work, volunteers from Windsor Windows & Doors helped Food Bank of Iowa provide 5,000 meals for hungry families throughout the state. The efforts were made possible with the assistance of the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) and Meals from the Heartland.

The group of 10 Windsor volunteers prepared the nutritious, much-needed meals at Meals from the Heartland's Patty Cownie Packaging Center in West Des Moines, Iowa, on July 17, 2017. Work involved assembling meal kits with recipes and all the necessary ingredients, such as beans, milk, seasoning, vegetables, proteins and pasta. It's everything you would need to cook a healthy, delicious meal for a family of six. The meals will be distributed to partner schools and mobile pantries throughout the state. Each meal requires just a few cents to make, but provides a critical amount of nutrition Iowans in need might not otherwise receive.

The Food Bank of Iowa's mission is to provide food for Iowa children, families and seniors to lead full and active lives, strengthening the communities where they live. The Food Bank of Iowa is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, and allcontributions are tax-deductible. The Food Bank of Iowa was founded in 1982, and has distributed more than 163 million meals since then. Learn how you can help by visitingwww.foodbankiowa.org.

The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) provides important programs to feed, assist and nurture the needs of greater Des Moines. DMARC works with over 125 member congregations from 4 different faith traditions. Their mission is working together to meet basic human needs for people throughout central Iowa. Learn more about DMARC at www.dmarcunited.org.

Meals from the Heartland’s mission is empowering people to save the starving. Since 2008, Meals from the Heartland has provided over 83 million meals to the hungry in Iowa and around the world. The organization supplied a record 18 million meals in 2016. To learn more about Meals from the Heartland and how you can get involved, visit www.mealsfromtheheartland.org.

Windsor Team puts together ingredients for meals
Windsor team packages meals
Windsor employee wearing Be the Difference shirt
Windsor Windows Doors Volunteers group photo