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Volunteer Spotlight – Teri Hanson

At Meals From The Heart, we are always on the search for energetic, passionate people who like to help their neighbors. And sometimes, they find us. That’s what happened with Teri Hanson. She saw the Meals From The Heart sign on our building and walked through the front door, asking how she could help. She jumped in with both feet as a volunteer leader at meal-packing events and filling food bags for military families. We are thrilled to have her tireless passion and a ready smile on our team.

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Meet Board Member Cheryl Schmura

Cheryl Schmura knows a little something about the importance of a healthy food supply.

A few years ago, she retired from CHS Inc., a leading energy, grains, and foods company and the nation’s largest producer-owned cooperative. Before that, she served as vice president and chief financial officer for Agriliance, LLC, an agronomy marketing joint venture owned by CHS and Land O’Lakes. She also spent 25 years with 3M, holding various senior finance management and business development positions.

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Feed The Need Luncheon

We hosted our Meals From The Heart “FEED THE NEED” luncheon in December at the Lake Elmo Event Center. It was nice to bring this event back after a two-year break. And it was a huge success. Our presenter was famed KARE11 storyteller Boyd Ruppert. During his nearly 40-year career in TV news, Boyd has become widely known for his video storyteller and teacher work. He was a genuinely engaging and entertaining presenter and shared some of his favorite tales.

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Going Global While Still Keeping It Local

Last summer, we helped facilitate our first meal packing event at one of Medtronic’s offices in the Netherlands. This European event was our first outside of the U.S. and it went very well! Thank you to the nice folks at Medtronic for sponsoring it and volunteering at the event, we were able to pack thousands of meals for local food shelves in the Netherlands area.

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What Happens After A Meal Packing Event With Meals From The Heart

There are a lot of great things that go on during a meal-packing event with Meals From The Heart, and there are plenty of great things that go on after, too. During the excitement of a meal-packing event, the prospect of thousands of meals being delivered to local food shelves is a great feeling to have. But after an event, people are changed in so many great ways.

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