Then Feed Just One Meal Event is April 3

Students to Assemble Over 100,000 Meals
Posted on 03/26/2019
High school and elementary students of Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools will gather in the Heelan High School gym Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., to assemble over 100,000 nutritious meals for the poor in Honduras as part of the annual “Then Feed Just One” program. 

This year’s goal is to make 110,000 nutritious meals. In nine years of the service project, students in the Bishop Heelan system have created over 1.1 million meals. 

Students in grades 5-12 work in assembly lines to bag and box meals of enriched rice, dried vegetables and seasonings for shipment to Honduras. Students from three school buildings are bused to the Heelan gym to work one-hour shifts. Faculty, staff, parents and community volunteers help as well.

Workers donate to cover the cost of the meals, materials and shipping to Honduras.  Students and adults are asked to donate $20. Then Feed Just One is a mobile food-packing program that involves schools and others in alleviating world hunger.

Persons interested in donating to cover the cost of a student who cannot afford the fee should call Bishop Heelan, Ph. 252-0573 or drop donations off at the high school. To volunteer or receive more information contact  277-4739 or email

Then Feed Just One is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that works with communities, school, churches and clubs in alleviating world hunger. TFJO directors are Richard Seivert and Al Vonnahme of Le Mars, Iowa. More info is available at