Million Meal Movement

Fighting Hunger at Home

aka Million Meal Movement   |   Indianapolis, IN   |
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Million Meal Movement

EIN: 20-8533217


Million Meal Movement has a two-fold mission: feeding the hungry in Indiana and teaching the importance of volunteerism through hands-on, high-energy meal packing events. Million Meal Movement’s vision is an Indiana where its residents can hunger for something greater than their next meal.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Nancy Hintz

Main address

9250 Corporation Drive Suite 300

Indianapolis, IN 46256 USA

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Formerly known as


Thrive 360



Subject area info


Basic and emergency aid

Food aid

Youth organizing

Dining services

Population served info

Children and youth

Economically disadvantaged people

Low-income people

NTEE code info

Congregate Meals (K34)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Hunger isn’t just a third-world problem. In Indiana alone, 1 million people - including 1 in 5 children - don’t know where they’ll get their next meal. The Million Meal Movement® has a two-fold vision: feeding the hungry and teaching the importance of volunteerism. We feed the hungry in our community by working with local food banks to deliver meals to more than 600 food pantries throughout Indiana. We empower volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to make a difference through hands-on, high-energy meal packing events. We exist for those who are hungry— hungry for a warm meal, hungry for a mission, hungry to make a difference. We pack more than meals. We pack compassion.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Million Meal Marathon

The annual Million Meal Marathon is our largest packing event of the year. We bring together approximately 2,500 volunteers to pack one million meals in one day.

The event raises awareness for our organization and distributes over 600,000 meals to food banks throughout Indiana and provides volunteer opportunities for corporations, youth organizations, schools, churches, and families.

The Marathon is a hands-on volunteer opportunity that people of all ages, both young children and the elderly, can come together and serve the community. The volunteers will be working together in an assembly line to fill bags with high-quality white rice, fortified crushed soy, a blend of six dehydrated vegetables, and a powder mix with 21 vitamins and minerals. Each filled bag provides six meals.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Million Meal Movement hosts meal packing events in which volunteers work together via an assembly line process to package a Macaroni & Cheese or Rice & Soy Dinner. Volunteers measure and pour the ingredients that make up our nutritionally complete meals. The meals are then weighed, sealed, and packed in a box. Our volunteers can pack 100-150 meals per hour (depending on age). The meals are delivered to local food banks or food pantries. These shelf-stable meals are easy for recipients to prepare, require no extra ingredients aside from water, and are fortified with Vitamin D and Calcium. When cooked, each package feeds (4) individuals.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of food donation partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Meal Packing Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

97 food pantries / food banks were served throughout the year 2021 packed meals throughout of the state of Indiana.

Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Meal Packing Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Estimated value of food donated to food pantries/food banks throughout the state of Indiana.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Meal Packing Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success


Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We fight hunger at home by partnering with groups small and large to pack nutritious, shelf-stable meals. Our meals go directly to local food banks and food pantries, providing millions of meals to hungry Hoosiers every year. We package healthy, delicious ingredients into our meals designed to satisfy hunger while providing essential nutrients. Our impact extends far beyond packing meals. We believe volunteering is critical to community development, so we make it a priority to educate youth about the importance of serving their communities and the difference one individual can make. Since our founding in 2007, volunteers have packed over 33 million meals to feed families throughout Indiana and the region. Join us today and take a stand against hunger.

Our current strategy revolves around two key initiatives:

Million Meal Marathon: This one-day meal-packing marathon held at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in partnership with the Pacers Sports & Entertainment is our signature event. Thousands of Hoosiers gather in an attempt to pack one million meals in one day. We believe that bringing together a diverse group of people to work together towards the goal of fighting hunger at home has an incredible impact on the community. The 12th Annual Million Meal Marathon will take place on October 25, 2022. Sponsorships and contributions make this event a major success!

Sponsored Meal Packs: This hands-on, high-energy, team-building experience allows corporate, church, and school volunteers to pack meals to benefit hungry Hoosiers. Pack on-site at our Indianapolis headquarters, or let us come to you. In just two hours, a participant can pack 400 meals. We work with local distributors, including Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and Midwest Food Bank, to deliver these meals to over 600 food pantries throughout the region.

Our strategic plan in the next 3-5 years is to:
• Grow into other cities and reach out to major national accounts.
• Increase our regional penetration and focus on different categories of meals.
• Expand into more corporate sponsorships, religious organizations, and educational institutions.
• More fundraising through charitable events, including the Swing Away Hunger Charity Golf Tournament.
• Encourage more individual donations through Venmo, Dipjar at events, and online donations.
• Grow recurring donations through our Hunger Fighting Champions program, a dedicated community of monthly givers.
• More marketing and website improvements as well as continue social media penetration.

Through our very talented staff, Board of Directors, and wealth of volunteers. We have the marketing, financial and organizational know-how to make this happen. However, in order to continue to support our growth, we will have to grow in staff, volunteers, and outreach. We are looking to add 2 additional board members who will have high-level corporate contacts and fundraising knowledge to meet our increased expenses. We continue to develop our staff and just completed an extensive Human Resouces Audit with a local HR consulting company. We intend to increase our sales team and target them to more specialized sponsorship opportunities (divided by corporate accounts, schools/universities, and religious institutions). We also plan to institute a more formalized Sponsor Retention Program: Recognition (Plaques/trophies and thank you) and Retention (Letting them know where the food ended up). We have implemented a donor management CRM to help us grow, nurture, and retain our donors.

Since 2007, we have packed over 33 million meals for the hungry in Indiana. We are self-sufficient, financially stable, and have strong corporate partnerships that continue to grow. We recently finalized the development of our new Macaroni & Cheese Meal. Our annual Million Meal Marathon is a significant media and food packing event in partnership with the Pacers Sports & Entertainment, with thousands of volunteers, and we believe we are helping to pave the way for a new generation of volunteerism. In 2021, we packaged 1.1 million meals and engaged over 6700 volunteers.

Every day we are making progress towards our vision: an Indiana where Hoosiers can hunger for something greater than their next meal.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback


Million Meal Movement
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 955.79 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Million Meal Movement

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Million Meal Movement’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$33,820 $58,625 $1,502 -$7,178 -$65,136
As % of expenses -6.9% 9.9% 0.3% -1.5% -10.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$36,096 $56,153 -$774 -$9,454 -$67,494
As % of expenses -7.3% 9.4% -0.2% -1.9% -10.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $458,516 $652,240 $489,265 $483,111 $573,730
Total revenue, % change over prior year 4.4% 42.3% -25.0% -1.3% 18.8%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.3%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.3% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.4% 99.5% 99.7% 90.4% 92.3%
Other revenue 0.5% 0.5% 0.1% 0.1% 7.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $492,336 $593,614 $510,724 $488,575 $638,866
Total expenses, % change over prior year 38.0% 20.6% -14.0% -4.3% 30.8%
Personnel 37.1% 38.0% 45.4% 34.0% 33.1%
Professional fees 2.8% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.8%
Occupancy 8.7% 7.7% 10.5% 9.7% 7.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 43.1% 43.0% 28.6% 38.8% 44.9%
All other expenses 8.3% 9.3% 12.5% 14.5% 11.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $494,612 $596,086 $513,000 $490,851 $641,224
One month of savings $41,028 $49,468 $42,560 $40,715 $53,239
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $3,361 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $535,640 $648,915 $555,560 $531,566 $694,463

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.1 4.4 6.3 3.8 4.1
Months of cash and investments 5.1 4.4 6.3 3.8 4.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.1 6.2 7.1 7.3 4.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $207,459 $219,448 $266,680 $156,213 $216,689
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $13,996 $18,453 $39,117 $136,936 $41,499
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $22,756 $26,117 $28,117 $28,117 $28,117
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 62.5% 63.9% 67.4% 75.5% 83.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 5.9% 0.2% 13.1% 12.3% 24.6%
Unrestricted net assets $258,006 $314,159 $313,385 $303,931 $236,437
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $258,006 $314,159 $313,385 $303,931 $236,437

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Nancy Hintz

In 2007, Dan and Nancy Hintz began the Million Meal Movement with a two-fold vision: Feeding the hungry and teaching the importance of volunteerism. As the Million Meal Movement has grown, we have carried out this vision by empowering volunteers of all ages as we make a tangible impact together. According to Nancy Hintz, “We founded the organization because we wanted to be able to offer a volunteer experience to children that their parents would enjoy just as much.” Nancy works closely with our staff, our Board of Directors, and our corporate sponsors and builds relationships with other organizations to move the Million Meal Movement mission forward.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Million Meal Movement

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 10/30/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Dan Hintz

UBS Financial

Term: 2007 -

Nancy Hintz

Global BioAg Linkages

Bruce Blumberg

Blumberg Wealth Management

Chris Cimaglio

BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group

Chris Evans

American Century Investments

Dan Hintz

UBS Financial

Andrew Ackermann

MCM CPAs & Advisors

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/10/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/30/2023

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  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.


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