Thanks to the many organizations and faith communities who stepped up to help ease a dire situation half a world away with nearly a quarter million meals! While our focus at Meals From The Heart will always be serving our local communities and neighbors, we won’t hesitate to assist wherever the need may be – even if those neighbors are halfway across the world.
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Local Stillwater area businesses gathered at our facility for the Third Annual “Let’s Give Hunger the Business” B2B Meal Packing Challenge event the first week of May this year. And it was AWESOME! In just two days, 29 different groups packed over 54,000 meals. And boy-oh-boy was it fun.
At the heart of what makes Meals From The Heart a truly unique and incredible organization are the hearts that keep the good work flowing. And you’d be hard-pressed to find bigger hearts than the ones beating inside Wayne and Ken. Ken Hanson and Wayne Pepin have been volunteering with Meals From The Heart almost from day one. From coaching meal-packing teams and lugging 50-pound bags of rice to loading trucks and delivering bags of food throughout the community, their busy hands are matched only by their massive hearts and warm smiles.
When you learn more about WHY these guys volunteer, you’ll know a lot more about who these guys are! READ ON!
This Year Marked Out 10th Anniversary Of Packing Meals With The Long Island Lutheran Middle and High Schools!
Wow! It’s hard to believe, we’ve been packing for a decade with our friends from the Long Island Lutheran Middle and High Schools (LuHi). This past October marked the tenth year when over 800 volunteers, including the entire student body, faculty, and staff, packed over 197,000 meals that were delivered to Island Harvest and local pantries. These meals helped individuals and families on Long Island struggling with food insecurity as we all continue to navigate this pandemic.
Meals From The Heart has gained quite a reputation in the area business community for being the go-to group when a company wants to combine fun, team-building, and community service into one easy-to-execute event. In fact, we pretty much have it down to a science. We bring everything needed from the meals to the tables. All the organization needs to provide is a space to pack, eager meal packers, funding, and about an hour of time. Wham bam, easy-peasy.
But what happens when a company’s team is scattered all over the place in different branches, locations, and even cities? Getting all employees in one place at one time would potentially mean having to temporarily close locations and have employees travel several hours to pack meals for an hour. Most often, those just aren’t great options. After all, while community service is a high priority in most companies, it isn’t feasible to shut down operations for even a brief time.