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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Meals from the Heartland

Meals from the Heartland

 In what has become an annual event, the members of the Des Moines Consistory, their families and friends will join together to pack 32,000 meals for the 2013 Meals from the Heartland Project. It will be held on Sunday, December 1stat the Scottish Rite Consistory. As in the past there will be two shifts to allow for various holiday schedules.  
These meals will be distributed throughout Iowa as well as around the world to those most in need. Last year, over 100 volunteers were on hand for the project. The project will begin with the unloading the bulk food and setting up of the production line on Sunday morning at 10:00 am. Lunch will be provided by our Scottish Rite "Kitchen Krew" and the 2nd shift will begin at 1:00 pm, our goal is to be completed by 4:00 pm.
There will be an overview of how the food would be utilized and instruction on how to package 32,000 meals in just an afternoon. While the packaging is a big part of the job, there are bins to refill, boxes to make, a truck to be loaded, and clean up to be done.
We can use volunteers of all ages. You do not have to be a part of Scottish Rite to participate, your friends and family are more than welcome to attend. Please let the SR Office know of your attendance plans so we can plan ahead. 515-288-8927 or

Schedule of Events - December 1, 2013
          10:00 am              Orientation & Shift #1 Packing
          12:30 pm              Lunch (Free)
          1:00 pm                Orientation & Shift #2 Packing



 This project was made possible by a grant made to the Des Moines Valley by the Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation.


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