Foreside Gives Back
Here at Foreside, one of our core values is to have the chance to give back to our community, either on a local or even global scale. Throughout the years, we have done many “give back” days; we have put together hygiene kits for homeless shelters, provided snack kits for underprivileged pregnant women, and packed meal kits to be sent to countries to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition.
In June 2019, the Foreside team went and packed meal kits at Feed My Starving Children.
Feed My Starving Children was founded in 1987, and provides three special meal formulas that were developed by food scientists specifically to stop malnutrition.
During our meal packing session, the Foreside team split into groups work on packing and assembling as many meal kits as we could! A lot goes into getting these kits out the door - some took turns scooping the vitamins, dried vegetables, rice and soy into a funnel which dropped into the meal kit bag, while the next person weighed that the perfect amount of raw materials were included (to ensure that every kit has the same nutritional benefits). Next, one of the Foreside team members sealed the back, and two other team members packed the bag into a box. When you are packing meals, you start getting into a rhythm of “scoop, weigh, seal, pack” and time flies!
All in all, when our time was complete, Foreside had helped pack up 55 boxes of meal kits to be sent to Jamaica, which totaled out to be 11,880 meals - that will feed 32 children for an entire year.