Perry Lutheran Homes to Host Fourth “Meals from the Heartland” Event

Perry, IA, March 15, 2019– Perry Lutheran Homes is looking for another 280 volunteers to reach the whopping 100,000 total meal packs complete mark on May 1, 2019. The meal packing event will take place on Wednesday, May 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Perry Lutheran Homes’ Willis Campus located at 2323 Willis Ave, Perry, IA. This year will mark final year packaging another 30,000 meals in one day for a combined four-year total of over 100,000 meal packs complete helping over 600,000 undernourished people in need across the US and in third world countries.

“Our residents, staff and community members really look forward to this event every year. Nearly 300 people gather together of differing ages, abilities, cultures and backgrounds to serve others in need. It’s simply an amazing representation of what it means to be a community united for the good of others and is an extension of our mission to Serve Christ by Serving Others,” says Melissa Gannon, Chief Operating Officer and Administrator at Perry Lutheran Homes.

Forty volunteers are needed each hour for seven shifts throughout the day. Accommodations can be made for any volunteer needing to sit during their shift. In addition to needing volunteers to package meals, Perry Lutheran Homes welcomes monetary donations to help cover the $6,100 cost of the food content for the packaged meals. Food content costs are $0.20 per meal. Interested volunteers can sign-up for a shift by calling or emailing Carsin Olson at the Perry Lutheran Homes at 515-465-5342 or

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