Billerica Company Packs Meals of Hope for Area Residents in Need

Billerica Company Packs Meals of Hope for Area Residents in Need

Courtesy of The Sun

BILLERICA — W.L. French Excavating Corporation recently partnered with Meals of Hope to pack 15,000 meals for struggling individuals.

Approximately 30 volunteers worked in groups to pack fortified macaroni and cheese that will be distributed within the local community with the help of the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

“We feel a tremendous responsibility to give back to our community, and we do that in a number of ways,” said CEO Bill French. “Our entire team had a great time packing meals for a very important cause.”

Meals of Hope, a Florida-based charitable organization, developed five meals specifically designed for the American palate and added vitamins, minerals and proteins to supplement an unbalanced diet. Food packages are designed to address the need for an economical, nutritious solution to aid in the fight against hunger. Each packet contains enough food to provide six to eight meals.

“We are thankful and appreciative of the support provided by W.L. French to help us combat the hunger epidemic,” said Meals of Hope Director Jack Day. “These types of events make for a fun and rewarding day for the volunteers, and they help us deliver healthy meals to underserved individuals.”

Learn More about Meals of Hope

Looking to feed the hungry in your community? To learn more about Meals of Hope, read more here. To get you or your organization involved in our next meal packing event, fill out our form here. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Make Room for a New Holiday Tradition!

Make Room for a New Holiday Tradition!

Many people enjoy being involved with charities, especially during the holidays.

Over the years, we have seen families embrace Holidays Without Hunger as more than charity work. The event has become a family tradition.

“Some of our volunteers vacation in Southwest Florida and make Holidays Without Hunger a family tradition,” said Steve Popper, Meals of Hope’s President/CEO. “It is a great multi-generational event too, which provides a special family experience.”

We welcome you to start a new family tradition and join us on Dec. 15 (North Naples Middle School) or Dec. 22 (Lee Civic Center). Help us crush our goal to raise $100,000 and pack 1 million meals.

It’s a win-win: Your family spends quality time together while providing another family meals during the holiday season.

Please get involved by going to Thank you! #HolidaysWithoutHunger

Community Leaders Set to Participate in Food Stamp Challenge

The Food Stamp Challenge, which takes place this weekend, is designed to replicate what many children experience every weekend, when Friday lunch is their last complete meal until they return to school Monday morning. Many teachers do not test students on Mondays, as they know students are not able to work at their best because of their lack of food during the weekend.

The maximum monthly allotment for SNAP benefits is $192 per person, which equals $2.13 per meal. The challenge begins with dinner on Friday, Sept. 28, and ends with dinner on Sunday, Sept. 30, for seven meals total. Participating community leaders will spend $14.93 on groceries for those seven meals and document their experience to raise hunger awareness.

Follow @mealsofhope through the weekend to see how participants fare.