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What The Heck Is A Meal-Pack Throwdown?

August 22, 2021

When it comes to implementing meal-packing events, Meals From The Heart is a well-oiled machine. From set-up to clean-up, our dedicated team of volunteers transform spaces into meal-packing factories – organizing the packers, stocking ingredients, keeping the lines moving, and ultimately delivering boxes of packed meals to local food shelves.

At Meals From The Heart, we also are always looking for fun, new ways to combat the severe issue of hunger in our communities. So, when we started organizing meal-packing events at area businesses and corporations, we quickly saw an opportunity to up our game. That’s when we designed a meal-packing event specifically for employee groups – ideal for team building, boosting morale, and strengthening relationships.

And something special happens when you take teams of motivated and energized people and put them on the clock! It unleashes a remarkable competitive spirit and fun enthusiasm.

This style of event was so much fun that we had to give it a name worthy of the unique energy. Thus, the “Meal-Pack ThrowdownTM” was born. We reimagined lunchrooms, meetings spaces, and conference rooms across the Twin Cities (and beyond) to become mini stadiums complete with teams, coaches, music, a massive countdown clock, and of course, fans! Teams of departmental or just groups of like-minded coworkers compete to pack the most meals in EXACTLY 30 minutes. Many teams even create unique names. Some even have uniforms, costumes, and mascots!

Like all Meals From The Heart events, Meal-Pack Throwdowns are turn-key and customizable to fit just about any company. We’ve implemented these events in companies of all sizes, from 20 to over 1,000 employees.

In addition to fighting hunger in local communities, organizations benefit from increased awareness of their commitment to service and community while building relationships within their workforce.

Our Meal-Pack Throwdown events have provided over 2 million meals to local food shelves in the past couple of years