Southwestern Community College and the Union County Development Association’s Lead Union County programs have partnered again this year to bring Meals from the Heartland to Union County. Meals from the Heartland is a meal packaging event held in conjunction with Southwestern’s Pay it Forward Week in April. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the SWCC Student Center gymnasium.

Donations of all sizes are now being accepted for this very worthwhile event. A donation table will be set up at Saturday’s men's and women's basketball games vs. Little Priest Tribal College.

If there are clubs, groups or organizations interested in sponsoring teams for the event, they should contact Mindy Stalker, Union County Development Association, 641.782.2003, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Cait Maitlen, SWCC admissions director and Education Foundation executive director, 641.782.1453, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cost per team is $475. Team payments are due by April 3, 2019.