2020 Million Meal Marathon: Same Mission, New Format

Million Meal Movement has a two-fold vision: feeding the hungry and teaching the importance of volunteerism. For the last 9 years, we’ve shared that vision in a big way at our signature event: the Million Meal Marathon. Each fall, thousands of Hoosiers come together in this volunteer opportunity to pack meals for our fellow Hoosiers who need a helping hand. This year we’re celebrating 10 years of fighting hunger at home.

Like so many things in life right now, the 2020 Million Meal Marathon will look different this year due to COVID-19. Instead of a one-day event, the Marathon will bring together smaller groups of people to pack meals over the course of a month. Beginning Tuesday, October 13 through November 7, weekly packs will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, with 3 shifts available daily. Two weekend packs will also be held to accommodate families and small groups. Utilizing physical distancing, personal protective measures, and sanitary guidelines, this will be a safe environment for giving back.

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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. All meals packed during the Million Meal Marathon will be distributed to local food banks and food pantries.

There are three ways you can participate in this year’s Million Meal Marathon:

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Pack Meals With Us

Looking for a safe volunteer opportunity in the greater Indianapolis area? Sign up to pack meals with us! This hands-on, high energy volunteer experience will have you packing meals via an assembly line process while maintaining a safe distance from other volunteers. Our 2 hour shifts are perfect for individuals, families, friends, and small groups to come together through community service. 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.) The process to sign up is easy:

  1. Visit our SignUp page.
  2. Scroll down to the date you want to pack meals.
  3. Click on a shift time. NOTE: There are 2 spots available per shift. One is for Packers and one is for M3 Crew. Make sure you click on Packers.

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Partner With Us

Why should you partner with us as 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.

Volunteer With Us

We need your help making the Million Meal Marathon a success! Our M3 Crew members (non-packing volunteers) help us run meal packing shifts, making it possible for our packing participants to donate thousands of hours and distribute millions of meals to the hungry in Indiana. This positive, hands-on volunteer experience is family-friendly and engaging. There is a job for everyone and we welcome kids of all ages. Ready to sign up?

  1. Visit our Sign Up page.
  2. Scroll down to the day you want to volunteer.
  3. Click on a shift time. NOTE: There are 2 spots available per shift. One is for Packers and one is for M3 Crew. Make sure you click on M3 Crew. There are 5 M3 Crew openings per shift.

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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!


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