10th Annual Million Meal Marathon: A Special Month-Long Packing Event

Million Meal Marathon

What is the Million Meal Marathon?

The Million Meal Marathon is our signature event, and in 2020 we are celebrating (10) years of fighting hunger at home. This year’s Marathon will look a little different due to COVID-19. Instead of a one-day event, the Marathon will bring together smaller groups of people to pack meals to benefit Hoosiers. Beginning in October and continuing into November, it will be a month-long event.

Weekly packs will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, with three available shifts daily. Two weekend packs will also be held to accommodate families and small groups. Utilizing social distancing, sanitary guidelines, and personal protective measures, this will be a safe environment for giving back.

All meals packed at the Million Meal Marathon will benefit hungry Hoosiers and will be delivered to food pantries throughout Indiana. We need you to make our 10th Million Meal Marathon a success! Here are four ways to get involved:

Become a Sponsor

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an incredible burden on Hoosiers. Food banks are seeing more visits than ever, with 40% of clients visiting for the first time. Before COVID-19, nearly 1 million Hoosiers – including 1 in 5 children – struggled with food insecurity. The Marathon will not only feed those in need but unite the local community as we work together to fight hunger at home.

Why should you become a Million Meal Marathon sponsor?

  • You’ll engage employees, family, friends, and youth in a meaningful, hands-on, high-energy volunteer experience.
  • You’ll give your company a visible presence in the community.
  • You’ll help the hungry at home.
  • You’ll enjoy special recognition and benefits depending on your sponsorship level.

We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities depending on your needs and budget. For more information on becoming a partner and the benefits included, call us at 317-863-8655 or email us at info@millionmealmovement.org.

Pack Meals With Us

These 2-hour shifts are perfect for individuals, families, friends, and small groups to come together and pack meals. The cost to register is $30 per person and $100 for a group of 5. (We rely on the financial contributions of participants to cover the cost of ingredients.) Visit our SignUp page to view available shifts and reserve your spot, or email info@millionmealmovement.org for more information.

Volunteer With Us

Our volunteers, affectionately known as the M3 Crew, help us run the Million Meal Marathon, making it possible for participants to pack one million meals in one day. This positive, hands-on experience is family-friendly and engaging. There is a job for everyone and we welcome kids of all ages. Ready to sign up? Visit our SignUp.com page and look for shifts labeled “M3 Crew”

Support Us With a Donation

We understand that not everyone is able to volunteer in person this year. You can still help us feed Hoosiers that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With your support, we’ll deliver meals to your Indiana neighbors who struggle with hunger. Every $1 you give provides 4 meals. Donate today!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS:

Media Partner: WISH-TV

Gold: 3M, Corteva Agriscience, Charles Schwab, Stanley Security, Klipsch, Capitol City Containers

Silver: Target, Managed Health Services, Indiana Farm Bureau, Keystone Construction, Indianapolis Airport Authority, BOMA

Bronze: Citizens Energy Group, Developer Town, ABM, Ally Financial, Seven Corners, J.C. Hart Company

WITH THE SUPPORT OF THESE GENEROUS SPONSORS WE WERE ABLE TO FEED THOUSANDS OF HUNGRY HOOSIERS IN 2019!