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.
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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.
Last month we packed our first event with Anytime Fitness and Self Esteem Brands, and it was a blast – talk about a workout! Over 350 employees and friends teamed up in one of our competitive “throwdown” events to pack nearly 80,000 meals in only three hours.
Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR) held a kick-off event earlier this month to support the Second Annual Side-By-Side community meal-packing event where more than 1,000 people from local congregations will come together to pack 250,000 meals to stock local food shelves. The community meal-packing event will be held on September 15-16 at the Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church at 1669 Arcade Street in St. Paul.