Pack Away Hunger - Latest News

Thanks to our new Peer to Peer fundraising system, individuals and organizations can create fundraising campaigns for their meal packing events.

If you are interested in setting up a peer to peer campaign for your event, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by email or call 317-429-9876.

Below is a list of our current fundraising campaigns.  Click on the link to learn more about the campaign or even join!


Start your own individual fundraising page! 


Campaign Name  Date  Location 
Vistage 7/29/2016 Flex-Pac
Dow Agro Sciences 8/4/2016 French Lick Resort
Valparaiso Packing Event 8/27/2016 Valparaiso University
St. Paul's Lutheran 2016 11/19/2016 Ft. Wayne, IN

Life. Hunger steals quality of life. For some it steals life itself. Small children are especially vulnerable, and each day more than 8,000 perish due to hunger related causes.

Changing. Fueled by like-minded community members, we provide meals that have the power to transform lives. Regular access to nutritious food does more than satisfy in the short term. It builds the foundation for a hopeful future.

Nutrition. Superior nutrition in each serving is vital. Our meals carry a powerful vitamin/mineral combination. This newly developed formula is scientifically proven to improve key health factors of the chronically hungry.

Pack Away Hunger is a non-profit organization dedicated to greatly improving the lives of children and others who suffer from hunger and malnutrition. The lack of proper nutrition creates serious health and developmental consequences for individuals and has far reaching implications for communities.  In the United States 15.8 million children do not have regular access to healthy meals (1). In developing countries one out of six children -- roughly 100 million -- is underweight, the result of acute or chronic malnutrition (2).

In a world with such vast resources, we think this is unacceptable. To achieve our mission, we have partnered with The Mathile Institute for Human Nutrition to develop the most highly nutritious pre-packaged meals available. These meals are scientifically proven to meet the specific nutritional needs of children and other at-risk populations.

We’re not alone in our desire to end hunger. Like-minded community organizations, businesses and individuals join our mission by purchasing the raw materials needed for these meals. The group then comes together to create the meals at a “packing event”. The meals are then distributed to local food banks and pantries or to community feeding programs in emerging nations.

These powerful events are educational and fun! Participants often feel a sense of purpose, knowing the meals they pack with their own hands will meet a significant need for someone in their neighborhood or in a community around the world.

We believe this unique collaboration between nutritional science and community engagement offers a significant way to provide Life. Changing. Nutrition. to those in need.

Please join us to Pack Away Hunger.


(1) United States Department of Agriculture

(2) The World Food Programme

Pack Away Hunger© is a 501Cc)(3) not-for-profit organization.  Our federal tax ID is: 27-1438579  Below is a link to our Guidestar profile where you can find copies of our IRS 990's.

Click here to see our Guidestar profile.


Hunger Facts

  • In 2009, it was estimated that more than 1.02 billion people do not have enough to eat - more than the populations of USA, Canada and the European Union combined. That means one in nearly six people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. 
    Source: World Food Programme, 2010.
  • Out of the 1.02 billion who are hungry, more than 907 million of them live in developing countries. 
    Source: World Food Programme, 2009.
  • 25,000 people (adults and children) die every day from hunger and related causes.
    Source: FAO, 2009. ,
  • In 2007, the number of undernourished people in the world increased by 75 million, primarily due to the increase in food prices.
    Source: World Food Programme, 2009.
  • Asia and the Pacific region are home to over half the world’s population and nearly two thirds of the world’s hungry people.
    Source: World Food Programme, 2009.
  • More than 60 percent of chronically hungry people are women. 
    Source: World Food Programme, 2009.
  • There are about 1 billion people in the world living on less than $1 a day. Roughly 2.6 billion people live on less than $2 per day -which is40% of the world’s population. Almost half the world – over 3 billion people - lives on less than $2.50. 
    Source: Global Issues, 2010.
  • Malnutrition remains the world’s most serious health problem and the single biggest contributor to child mortality, more than HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria combined. 
    USAID, 2009.
  • 1 out of 4 children – around 146 million - in developing countries are malnourished. 
     World Food Programme.
  • Undernutrition contributes to more than one-half of the 9.7 million deaths of children under five each year in developing countries. This means that one child dies every six seconds from malnutrition and related causes.
    Source: World Food Programme.
  • 60% of the 10.9 million child deaths in developing countries are related to hunger and/or malnutrition.
    Source: World Food Programme, 2009.
  • 1 in 7 people in the world will go to bed hungry tonight. 
    Source: World Food Programme, 2009.

1 in 4 Hoosier Children are Hungry!

June 5, 2012 – A new study released by Feeding America shows that children continue to struggle with hunger in every county in the nation with nearly one in four in Indiana at risk of going hungry.

In Indiana, the report finds that 22.7 percent, or an estimated 358,120 Hoosier children may not know from where their next meal will come. Individual


 Indiana counties ranged from 26.9 percent in Miami and Starke Counties, to 14.5 percent in Hamilton County.

The report also found that of the food insecure kids in Indiana, about thirty percent may not be eligible for federal nutrition programs like free or reduced-price school lunch or breakfast.

The ConAgra Foods Foundation funded this research with the goal of advancing the collective understanding of child hunger in America, so that resources at the local and national level could be better leveraged to help children and families in need. The research is based on “Map the Meal Gap 2012: Food Insecurity Estimates at the County Level”, supported by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Nielsen.

An executive summary of the report and interactive map can be found at:


Pack Away Hunger has a plan!  Help us by organizing meal packing events.  We will come to you or you can come to us!  

 Click here to organize your packing event!