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Yes, we’ll even cross the Atlantic to help local families in need.

July 5, 2018

Just how far will Meals From The Heart go to help local, food insecure families? How about 4,173 miles! That’s how far it is from the Minneapolis airport to the Netherlands. And for the third year in a row, Meals From The Heart teamed up with Medtronic in the Netherlands to help support local food shelves.

38% of people affected by hunger in the Netherlands are under the age of 18. In fact, 1 in 8 children arrives at school hungry. Every week 40,000 food relief boxes are distributed to families. And this summer, our tasty Meals From The Heart meals helped fill the boxes.

We visited four Medtronic locations in Kerkrade, Heerlen, Eindhoven, and Maastricht. And we met some amazing and energized people! We helped nearly 1,000 Medtronic associates pack over 162,000 meals for local families.

The meals were distributed to local food shelves through a partnership with the Salvation Army-Netherlands. Thanks to all the wonderful Medtronic team members. We are honored and thrilled to be part of this great event for the second year in a row.

We’re already packing our bags (pun intended) for next year!

If you’re interested in hosting a business or community meal packing event, contact Meals From The Heart. We’ll take you through the steps and show you how we make it easy to make a difference.