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Iowa Soybean Research Center

in collaboration with the Iowa Soybean Association

Volunteers, Cargill, and ISRC Come Together for Meals from the Heartland

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The Iowa Soybean Research Center would like to extend a big, heartfelt thank you to the more than 40 volunteers who helped package 38,000 meals for the center’s Meals from the Heartland event on August 5th, at ISU’s Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center. Thanks also are extended to Cargill for their very generous monetary donation that covered the cost of the ingredients. We could not have done this without you!

Some of the meals, were delivered locally to ISU’s SHOP and Food at First in Ames and in the Des Moines area. The rest of the meals were shipped to Iowa’s Ukraine Sister State of Cherkasy Oblast. The ISRC hosts the event in August to celebrate soybean month in Iowa as the meals contain soy protein. 

Volunteers package meals during the Meals from the Heartland event
Over 40 volunteers, most from ISU, help package 38,000 meals for those in need.
Volunteers participate in packaging meals.
ISU staff and graduate students help package meals.
The ISRC delivered meals to SHOP (Student Helping Our Peers) food pantry at ISU. 


Food at First
ISRC staff delivered meals to Food at First in Ames, IA. From left are ISRC Director Greg Tylka, Food at First Executive Director Patty Yoder and ISRC staff Jill Cornelis and Kara Berg.