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Converting Miles per Hour to Meals per Hour: A Journey to Help the Food Bank for NYC [Sponsored]

This is a sponsored message from Toyota What happens when a car company goes from caring about miles per hour to Meals per Hour? For Toyota, it...


This is a sponsored message from Toyota

What happens when a car company goes from caring about miles per hour to Meals per Hour? For Toyota, it means that the global car manufacturing company can share its decades of experience with large-scale manufacturing and distribution so that relief organizations can get supplies to needy people faster and more efficiently. Toyota’s Meals per Hour program is a partnership with Food Bank for New York City to help improve serving efficiency in Hurricane Sandy-impacted areas.


One of the most destructive storms to hit the eastern U.S., Hurricane Sandy caused an estimated $71 billion in damages. It’s been more than four months since the storm hit and many New York communities are still feeling the effects. Food Bank for New York City has spent 29 years as the city’s major hunger-relief organization. In addition to the 1.5 million city dwellers that already rely on them, thousands more affected by the hurricane are now in need of the nonprofit’s services. And that’s where Toyota comes in.

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Launching the Meals per Hour program today, March 18, Toyota plans to maximize efficiency at the soup kitchens and meal delivery centers of two Food Bank for New York City locations. Leveraging their expertise in manufacturing and organization, Toyota hopes to make the groups run more effectively to help more New York City residents affected by hurricane Sandy.

At Toyota, the company uses the Japanese concept of kaizen, the belief that a state of continuous improvement achieves greater results in the long-term than intermittent radical changes. Toyota plans to bring this same concept to Food Bank for New York City and assist its staffers to find efficiencies in their line processes while implementing kaizen within the nonprofit.

To learn more about the Meals per Hour program and how you can help, go here.