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December 14, 2023

A Different Kind Of Fast Food

If you’ve participated in a Meals From The Heart meal-packing event, you already know how quickly a packing team can turn ingredients into ready-for-the-shelf packaged meals. It’s not uncommon for a team to pack thousands of meals in a single packing session of thirty minutes or so. Multiply that by several teams over multiple sessions, and the numbers (and boxes) stack up to tens of thousands of meals for just a few hours of packing. In short, it doesn’t take much time to do a whole lotta good for local families.

But the need for speed doesn’t stop after the meals are packed.

December 3, 2023

Ho-Ho-Holiday Food Bags For Military Families!

Meals From The Heart partnered with Beyond The Yellow Ribbon for a third year to help Minnesota Service members and their families stretch their grocery budget. In 2021 and 2022, we delivered over 30 tons of groceries to military families.

Grocery prices continue to take a bite out of household budgets. Many families, including our military families, have difficulty stretching their food budget from paycheck to paycheck. The Meals From The Heart Food Box program helps families stretch their food budget by offering a selection of familiar and quality grocery items at substantial savings.

November 24, 2023

A Celebration Of Volunteers.

We LOVE our volunteers, and they love to eat. Now, that sounds like a good reason for a party! We served delicious bar-b-que and sweet treats to a packed house at our offices on November 16th for our annual Volunteer Appreciation BBQ Dinner. So far, in 2023 alone, Meals From The Heart packed 1.55 million meals over 50 events. These incredible milestones would be impossible without our dedicated and passionate team of volunteers.

August 22, 2023

Hidden Pines Ranch – Packed With Enthusiasm!

Our volunteer leaders love visiting Hidden Pines Ranch in Stillwater, MN, for the annual meal-packing adventure – and for good reason! These happy campers are filled with enthusiasm to serve neighbors in need. They may be small, but their hearts are big, and their energy is boundless. And they sure didn’t let a little rain or some of the hottest days of summer slow them down. In just two days of packing, they packed over 32,000 meals for local food shelves in Minnesota. Thanks, Hidden Pines Ranch! We’ll see you next year!

August 22, 2023

Helping Neighbors Is A Family Affair!

Meet Leo DeCorsey and his grandsons Jackson and Nicholas. After retiring in 2020 from Andersen Windows & Doors, Leo started volunteering at Meals From The Heart in 2021. Inspired by his grandfather, Nicholas decided to collect money for hungry kids and gave it to Leo to donate to Meals From The Heart. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to develop the next generation of volunteers, Tom invited Nicholas and his brother to see the whole operation firsthand. They were outfitted in the appropriate volunteer leader attire and joined their grandfather in packing food boxes for needy families.

August 22, 2023

Medtronic Hits A High Note!

Earlier this summer a small army of Meals From The Heart volunteer team leaders traveled to three different Medtronic locations to facilitate their popular ThrowdownTM competitive meal-packing events. The locations included the Operational Headquarters in Minneapolis as well as the Rice Creek and Mounds View facilities. Every June, these events align with Medtronic’s Project 6 initiative, a global volunteerism effort in which all employees are encouraged to give back to the communities in which they live.