Meals From The Heart

Our People

At the core of what makes Meals From The Heart one of the most incredible organizations you’ll ever encounter are the people. From leaders to volunteers, the common threads among our leadership and loyal volunteers are:

  • A passion to help people
  • Enthusiasm and energy
  • A positive attitude
  • A commitment to thoughtful decision making and implementation
  • Pride in the work
  • Respect for the people served

Meet a few of the folks that help make our events happen.

Barb Stene

Barb Stene

“When I volunteer I meet new people and I get to serve with friends”

Lonny

Lonny

“I really enjoy the food distributions. There’s so much joy with the 40-50 volunteers and the 150 families receiving food.”

Pete Schuna

Pete Schuna

“I like serving alongside the folks that volunteer.”

Ken Hanson

Ken Hanson

“I love carrying the bags of rice!”

Kristen Whitacre

Kristen Whitacre
(Kohl’s Cares)

“It’s fun being part of a very worthy cause.”

Chuck Newman

Chuck Newman

“I enjoy leading people into service for their neighbors.”

Toby Hammer

“I enjoy the comradery of serving and leading Throwdown packing teams to victory.”

Keven Dockter

Keven Dockter

“I enjoy leading people in discovering their passion of service. And just having fun!”

Lou Cristan

Lou Cristan

“It’s the people. It’s experiencing joy with others.”

Joan Newman

Joan Newman

“I like meeting all the people that are happy to serve and developing relationships to invite others in. Meals From The Heart welcomes all to serve.”

Lisa Thiets and Marlene Harty

Lisa Thiets and Marlene Harty

“We love greeting people as they come to pack and seeing the excitement on the faces of the children.”

Partick T.

Patrick T.

He enjoys the work of picking up the meals for distribution because he sees the smiles on the faces of the families when he delivers to the pantry locations.

Barb Stene

Beth – a driver for Ruby’ Pantry

“I enjoy meeting all the people at the companies that donate food and passing along the gratitude of the families.”

Meals From The Heart