We’re excited to welcome Nichole Mulvehill as the newest staff member of Meals From The Heart. Nichole previously worked for the MN Department of Corrections for 15 years as a correctional officer, transitions coordinator, and, most recently, a corrections security case manager. She also led the restorative justice programs at MN Correctional Facilities in Stillwater and Oak Park Heights.
Meals From The Heart is pleased to announce the Second Annual Stillwater B2B Meal-Packing Challenge to be held at the National Guard Armory – Stillwater on April 8, 2020.
Businesses and organizations from Stillwater and the surrounding area will compete in 30-minute meal-packing sessions to enjoy some friendly competition while packing meals to help stock local food shelves.
Businesses know the importance of getting involved in the community where employees, vendors, and customers live. It builds relationships, boosts visibility and promotes their brand. Plus, community-engaged businesses often get the added benefits of a happier workforce and a more loyal customer base.
That’s a business no-brainer.
However, businesses also know that pulling off a successful community-service event can be daunting. Identifying the organization to support, managing the staff, scheduling the time, and arranging transportation are all potentially time-consuming hurdles.
Hunger is a serious issue throughout the world; however, many people don’t realize that hunger impacts thousands of families right here in the United States. For instance, nearly 1 in 10 households in Minnesota struggle with food insecurity. If all Minnesotans struggling with food insecurity lived in one place, they’d virtually replace the populations of the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul combined!
The meals packed at our events are created specifically to be served in households here in America. Yes, they are fortified to provide optimum nutrition. But importantly, we take into account the presentation and flavor profiles that appeal to American families.
From the start, Meals From The Heart took a fresh approach to the conventional meal-packing events that have become popular service opportunities for organizations. Experience a Meal From The Heart packing event, and you’ll begin to understand the difference. There’s a unique current of excitement and energy that flows from the music to the smiles to the busy hands. Yes, there are the familiar packing stations surrounded by volunteers that combine various ingredients into pouches. But those ingredients are at the heart of what makes Meals From The Heart different than most of the other meal-packing organizations.