ENTER TO WIN: $50 American Express Giftcard from Toyota’s Meals Per Hour #MealsPerHour

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This spring, Toyota partnered with Food Bank For New York City to help them serve meals to more New Yorkers who were impacted – and still suffering – from Superstorm Sandy. The program – coined Meals Per Hour – leveraged the Toyota Production System Support Center(TSSC), which shares Toyota know-how with nonprofits and other organizations to help them do more with less. The program focused on improving operations at a mobile food unit and distribution program in a Sandy-affected area, with the goal of increasing the number of meals that are distributed per hour.

Through small, but powerful, changes, the team was able to increase the number of emergency meal boxes distributed from 25 per hour to an astounding 450 per hour!  At Metro World Child’s Distribution Warehouse, where volunteers pack boxes to distribute to families in need, along with you we were able to reduce the time to pack each box from 2.2 minutes to 11 seconds! At Metro World Child Truck Distribution, where volunteers hand out the boxes of emergency food, together we were able to reduce the time it took to distribute each box from 2.4 minutes to 8 seconds!

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In addition to literally producing more meals per hour, this project also inspires a greater call to action: What small changes can we make in our own lives that would better ourselves, our community, and our world?

To share the journey, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost (of Supermarché) released a documentary. Toyota has already provided 250,000 meals – help us donate up to ONE MILLION more by watching the video by 7/19/13.  Watch now to donate a meal to a family in need. To check out the video please see below:

To help celebrate these great accomplishments, Toyota would like to offer three (3) Babyrazzi readers a $50 American Express gift card.  

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  1. Beverly Metcalf says

    I need to volunteer more and do more to help others that need it. Thanks for having this contest.

  2. Shani F. says

    This video was quite interesting. I enjoyed seeing how productive they became and how many more families they could serve. This video motivates me to use my time better so that I can find the time to volunteer more.

  3. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    The Video Inspires Me To Make A Difference In My Community By Volunteering To Make A Difference.

  4. Laura Jacobson says

    It really has inspired me to donate more to our local food shelf! I know so many times I see the bags full at the grocery checkout lanes that are all filled and ready to pay to donate. You never know when you may be on the other end someday and need help.

  5. Jessie C. says

    Great video, it gets me to think in addition to regularly food bank donation, I could also donate to local shelters to help.

  6. Kelly D says

    The video inspires me to donate food to programs that assist storm victims and not to take having these necessities for granted, and not to waste food.

  7. Ellie W says

    It’s heart warming to see people helping people, especially in times of tragedies. The video inspires me to do more for those in need.

  8. Mary Happymommy says

    The video inspires me to volunteer at a church soup kitchen and to donate to my local food bank more often.

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