Markey's Des Moines, Iowa office once again was the audiovisual provider for the Annual Hunger Fight, a function of Meals from the Heartland. During the Annual Hunger Fight over 5 million meals are packed to be shipped to hungry people all over the world, with teams from local companies, schools and other organizations lending a hand to help fight hunger. This year's event was August 28-31st at Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Event Center, where Markey's is the preferred in-house audiovisual provider.
Markey's role was not only to provide projection of hunger statistics on a large screen for all to see, but also to keep count of the growing number of meals assembled. This was shown on the bottom third of the screen every hour to keep everyone excited about the progress being made. A Robo-cam was also installed in the hall so that it could be zoomed in on certain volunteers to show their work on the big screen, to the cheers of others. Markey's was able to help keep the energy level high by playing upbeat music and using bright lighting.
Volunteers this year packed 5,171,040 meals over the four days, setting a new record for the Annual Hunger Strike.
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