We had a great night to kick off our FOOD BOX program on Friday, December 18th. We spent three hours at the Stop -N- Shop on Lake Street in Minneapolis and distributed 45 boxes! Each box contained over $50 worth of quality shelf-stable food items that can be used to create several, healthy, and flavorful meals.
The Meals From The Heart warehouse is stocked to the ceiling and the boxes are getting filled for our neighbors in Minneapolis. Thanks to the great crew of helpers who shared their time, smiles, and packing prowess. Shown in the picture are Scot Ide, Todd Mulvehill, Chris Ide, and Brian Mulvehill. We REALLY appreciate their hard work and especially their ability and willingness to haul heavy boxes!
We are so happy to be packing meals again. And by the results of our Stillwater Meal-Packing Challenge earlier this fall, so are the fantastic meal-packing teams that made it happen.
More are needing help, especially after the extra unemployment aid ended.
They arrived in cars and on bikes, streaming into a Richfield church lot to grab containers of beef macaroni hot dish.
Outside a St. Paul community center, motorists lined up for boxes of watermelon and other groceries.
In Duluth, a food shelf doled out milk and produce to 100 cars last week, more than any other time during the pandemic.
Yes, this lingering health crisis is significantly limiting our ability to pack meals with local groups and businesses. Unfortunately, one thing we have an abundance of is need. Local food shelves and vulnerable families in our communities struggle to keep healthy food on their shelves, especially during the pandemic. However, another thing that IS NOT in short supply is our community’s generosity – especially our local business community.