Online registration is now available for the seventh Meals from the Heartland Annual Hunger Fight.  This year's event will be Wednesday, Aug. 27, through Saturday, Aug. 30, at Hy-Vee Hall in downtown Des Moines. More than 15,000 volunteers are needed to reach this year's goal of packaging 5 million meals, which are distributed globally to feed the hungry.  Volunteers are needed to package the meals as well as for support positions. Since 2008, the West Des Moines-based nonprofit has packaged more than 40 million meals with the help of over 125,000 volunteers. For more information and to register, visit