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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) Lady and the Blog readers a $50 American Express gift card.  

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

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  1. I want to be able to give more of my time to volunteering!

  2. This video inspired me to donate more 🙂

  3. Karen Washington : June 30, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    It saddens me to see people living like this, but to think how much better we still have it here in America than most countries

  4. I need to donate more

  5. Smiley Quintas : June 30, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    I could definitely spend more time helping others

  6. I can volunteer more

  7. do more volunteering

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