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The Pandemic Pivot: Some “Out-Of-The-Box” Thinking Leads To A New Way To Fight Hunger!

(Photo: Volunteers from Old National Bank pack Food Boxes)

Even with hope shining on the horizon, the need for healthy meals continues to grow as families wrestle with a perpetual state of “new normal.” As many as 13% of Minnesota’s total population are food insecure or don’t have access to enough food.

A year ago, it would have been impossible to imagine what life is like today. So much of what was routine has become a bizarre “new normal” – from work and school to shopping and socializing.

As the pandemic slogs into another year, like so many individuals, businesses, and organizations, we’ve had to pivot to accommodate these unimaginable times. But at Meals From The Heart, we think on our feet and keep on our toes, so making this pivot is just another step to fulfill our mission of helping our neighbors. With meal-packing events greatly diminished due to safety and distancing guidelines, we know we had to find new ways to continue our mission and help those in need.


Local Law Enforcement + Food Boxes = Big Smiles!

Check out this note from Commander Tim Harris of Washington County Sheriff’s Office. It really illustrates the incredible impact that donations, volunteers, and our new Food Box Program are making in the community.

Launched late last year to help families who continue to struggle with food insecurity, our Meals From The Heart Food Box Program is doing more than simply bridging food budget gaps. It’s also creating bridges in the community and helping people connect in new ways – in spite of ongoing pandemic restrictions.



A Great Night To Kick Off Our FOOD BOX Program!

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.


Our FOOD BOX Program Is Ready To Hit The Streets!

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!


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