08-31-2016 | BW News, Community Involvement

BrownWinick Participates in Meals from the Heartland

By: BrownWinick


 

BrownWinick staff and attorneys took part in the 9th Annual Hunger Fight, one of the biggest volunteer efforts in the country.  Meals from the Heartland sponsors this annual event, which was held August 31 through September 3, 2016.

During the Hunger Fight, volunteers package millions of meals for poor and malnourished people around the world. Each meal package is a nutritionally balanced meal containing soy protein, vitamins and minerals which feeds up to six people. In addition to the annual packaging event, Meals from the Heartland provides ongoing support to children and families locally and worldwide.

About Meals from the Heartland

The inspiration for the Meals from the Heartland effort began with a 2007 food-packaging event held during Lent by a church in West Des Moines, Iowa. The success of that event encouraged leaders to organize a community-wide food-packaging event that would involve more volunteers to feed hungry children and families. It was that leap of faith that brought Meals from the Heartland to Des Moines in 2008, resulting in 12,000 volunteers who packaged more than 4 million meals in a week’s time at our first Annual Hunger Fight.

The success of that first event led to the development of a year-round meal packaging effort. Thousands of volunteers now come together to package millions of meals year-round. To learn more, visit mealsfromtheheartland.org

BrownWinick Community Involvement

Our attorneys and professional staff believe that through involvement and leadership in local charities and activities, we can help improve the quality of life and strengthen our communities.

They donate their time and talents by serving on non-profit boards and committees, by providing pro-bono legal work, and by volunteering for numerous activities. In addition, the firm, its attorneys and professional staff provide monetary and other in-kind donations to numerous organizations.

To learn more about BrownWinick’s community involvement, click here.