Iowans met in downtown Des Moines to help feed the hungry, Wednesday.
Meals from the Heartland began its annual Hunger Fight. It runs for four days through Saturday.
Volunteers pack up meals of rice, protein, vegetables and vitamins and then seal the bags for shipping.
Some of the meals will stay here in Iowa, others will go to Mexico, Haiti, South Africa and El Salvador.
“We’ll do over five million meals in this four day period which we believe is the largest four-day packing event anywhere in the United States – so it’s really exciting,” says Jerry Armstrong.
About 15,000 volunteers from all over the state will pack meals.
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