This isn’t new news, but it certainly bears repeating. An April 18, 2020, StarTribune news article reported that “Demand at many of the 350 food shelves in Minnesota, where every school and thousands of businesses have been shuttered, is double or triple normal levels, with many being first-time users.” That was reported nearly two weeks ago, and it hasn’t gotten any better.
At Meals From The Heart, our mission is to build relationships and strengthen communities while packing and providing flavorful, fortified meals to local food shelves. These days, we are able to work with a small crew to pack meals, but we’d rather be packing meals with our partners. However, we’re grateful for the opportunity to help any way we can. Last weekend Meals From The Heart volunteers and staff helped North Heights Lutheran Church and Ruby’s Pantry distribute food boxes to 350 families. Each box contained our popular Veggies and Rice and Alfredo Primavera meals.