NOTE: The 2021 Meals from the Heartland event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Mark your calendars for the 2022 event, which will be held on April 20, 2022.

What: Meals from the Heartland
When: Wed., April 20, 2022, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Southwestern Community College Student Center gymnasium

Team sponsorship details: $475 per team
10 individuals per team (If you can’t fill a full team, but wish to sponsor a team, team members/volunteers will be provided for you)
One-hour time slot between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Southwestern Community College and Union County Development Association’s Lead UC 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 Community College’s Pay it Forward Week. Since 2008, Meals from the Heartland, based in Des Moines, has coordinated thousands of volunteers to package millions of meals that have been distributed across Iowa, the nation, and the world.

To register a team: Please 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, Southwestern Community College, 641.782.1453 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are not interested in sponsoring a team but would like to donate funds to the event, donations of all amounts will be accepted up to the day of the event.

Payment due to Southwestern Community College by April 3, 2022. Mail to: Southwestern Community College, ATTN: Business Office, 1501 West Townline Street, Creston, IA 50801.

Checks should be made payable to Southwestern Community College—Meals from the Heartland. Please include your team name in the memo.