The Vernon Company continued its mission to support nonprofit organizations like Meals from the Heartland.
More than 100 volunteers comprised of Vernon employees, family and retirees were joined by representatives from Bank Iowa, Newton schools and Progress Industries to package 23,000 meals Nov. 7 at the DMACC Newton Campus. In less than two hours, the group of volunteers packaged enough meals to feed 89 children for a year.
“We’re very proud and we’re very happy that the community of Newton and our employees were so engaged in helping. It’s all about giving back to those in need,” Vernon’s President and CEO Chris Vernon said.
The Vernon Company has hosted a packaging event with Meals from the Heartland for the past five years. The number of meals packaged has increased every year bringing the total to 108,000 meals in that time, giving more than 400 children a year’s worth of food.
“Your donations really do help us complete our mission. Thank you again for your partnership,” Mike Alexander, Meals from the Heartland representative, said.
Meals from the Heartland has been battling hunger for more than 14 years. Since its inception, the organization has packaged more than 200 million meals and has sent them to 44 different countries.