About Mercy Meals

About Us

IMG_0817Mercy Meals of Nebraska is a non-profit organization that allows volunteers to package nourishing food that will be delivered by the Orphan Grain Train to children in need throughout the world.  Orphanages, refugee camps, feeding centers, disaster relief centers and local food pantries have been recent recipients of our food.

Through this program we hope to instill in our children a sense of self-empowerment, civic duty, world awareness, kindness toward our  fellow men and women and appreciation for the blessings in their daily lives.  We want them to know that they can make a difference in other people’s lives by being informed, by making good choices in their lives, by giving their time and by donating their talents.

We are interested in volunteers of all ages.  Each event starts with a short update on world hunger facts and recent shipments reports, followed by packaging of the food for about one hour and fifteen minutes.  We end the event with a short clean up session.

Our facility is located at 701 Madison Ave, Norfolk, Nebraska.

Our Mission

The mission of Mercy Meals is to help fight world hunger and help to reverse the effects of malnutrition globally. By volunteering one hour of your time at Mercy Meals you can provide enough food to feed a child for one year! Locally we also help our volunteers to realize that by working together they can make a difference. By being informed, by making good choices in their lives, by giving their time and by donating their talents, they can help to make our world a better place. It will also help to make a person more compassionate, caring, and empathetic for those less fortunate than them.

Our Food

Developed by nutrition scientists, the food consists of:

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Dried vegetables – a blend of 6 vegetables to add flavor & color

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Chicken flavoring -  w/20 vitamins and minerals.

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Soy flakes –which provides high protein content

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Rice – white, long-grain rice widely recognized throughout the world as a food staple

This highly nutritious, well-balanced meal provides a source of easily digestible protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins needed to reverse malnutrition. The Mercy Meals food product is made up of four dry ingredients that are easily packaged and need only boiling water to prepare. The food bags are 3-ply for strength and can keep for long periods of time. Each package contains 6 meals at a cost of 12 cents per meal.