About

The Mission:

The Mission of Meals of Hope is “Communities coming together to end hunger!” We believe it is our job to feed people. Meals of Hope began as a food packing organization, and we are the only food packing organization with a priority on keeping the food packed within the United States. We developed five meals specifically designed for the American palate and added vitamins, minerals and proteins to supplement an unbalanced diet. Most of our packed meals are donated to the Feeding America Food Bank Network. More than 15,000 volunteers and six full-time staff members assist Meals of Hope in achieving its Mission.

Board of Directors

Our board is made up of people who are dedicated to helping hungry individuals and families in their community.

  • Ashely Suarez
  • Charles Popper
  • Cindi Hewitt
  • Jacques Groenteman
  • Kathy Schillreff
  • Kenneth Mundy
  • Mark Matos
  • Rabbi Adam Miller
  • Raymond Bernier
  • Rich Kirschner
  • William Schweikhardt

Staff

None of this would be possible without our valuable staff. Their enthusiastic work has helped provide over 37,000,000 meals to date.

  • Stephen Popper, President/ CEO
  • Katie Schweikhardt, COO
  • Judy Martin
  • Rich Kramer
  • Rodger Redfield
  • Bobbi Bird
  • Salima Givens
  • Tony Kritikos
  • Michael Popper
  • Steve Boyett
  • Matt Durfee
  • Austin Mendes

Warehouse

In 2012, Meals of Hope purchased a 15,000 square foot warehouse.   After an extensive refurbishment, the Meals of Hope Building houses offices, a conference room open to non-profit organizations, and warehouse space.  We have the capability to host a 50-60 person packing event at the building. 

In 2016, Meals of Hope was awarded a 900/1000 AIB score.  This certification from the American Institute of Baking pertains to all aspects of Food Safety, Food Security, and the proper handling of food.  Meals of Hope received an exemplary score which is rarely given to organizations which are tested for the first time. All Feeding American Food Banks are required to be AIB certified.

For groups who want to pack meals on a moments notice, Meals of Hope has the capacity to take care of their needs.

Press

Find out what the media has to say about Meals of Hope and our mission to reduce food insecurity