Now, this is how you kick off the summer packing season – with a little trip to the mountains. We even had a tent! We packed up the Meals From The Heart truck and headed to Louisville and Boulder, Colorado to pack meals from June 5-7 with Medtronic. The air may be a little thinner in Colorado, but hearts were full, hands were busy, and smiles were abundant! Between the two cities, 88 teams and 1,431 energized people packed nearly 340,000 meals! All the meals were donated to the local Community Food Share.
Our meal-packing events have a playlist. It’s a very particular playlist, too. We’ve honed it over the years to get our hairnet heroes’ blood flowing and hearts pumping. So, why is music so important at our events? For starters, all of our volunteers and meal packers are “rock stars,” so it’s only fitting. And yes, the beat does help keep the packing teams in rhythm, but more importantly, it simply adds to the joy that flows at our events.
We’ll travel across the country to help local families. While bracing for Minnesota’s annual April snow storm last week, the team from Meals From The Heart made the trip out east to Long Island Lutheran High School (LuHi) for the annual meal-packing event.
This is an excerpt from a detailed article about senior hunger. It’s a quick read. Please take a few minutes to learn about this growing problem in our own communities. Then give us a call to learn about how to host a meal-packing event to help.
Meals From The Heart brings people together for meal-packing events that provide flavorful, nutritious meals to local food shelves. As the MFTH team likes to say: “We make it easy to make a difference”. BizRecycling enters in the picture with a similar mantra, helping businesses start or improve recycling programs to make a difference by reducing or diverting trash to the landfill.