Employees from the Bayside, Brooklyn, Bronx and Westchester offices of Schneps Media joined together on Friday Aug. 2 to pack meals for the Citymeals on Wheels program at the Joan & Bob Tisch Emergency Meal Distribution Center in the Bronx.
During one morning of work, the staff packed 2,200 boxes for the food delivery service nonprofit created to combat elder hunger.
The teams lined up in assembly line fashion to to pack Emergency Food Packages, 6-pound, four-meal boxes of shelf-stable food delivered directly to clients. These packages are used in times of emergency when the program is unable to get meals to clients. All of Citymeal’s homebound meal recipients receive a box.
Citymeals opened the Hunts Point distribution center in October in order to expand its operations providing weekend, and emergency meals throughout the five boroughs. The warehouse can accommodate up to 250 volunteers at once.
In addition to the service work, the outing served as a retreat for the company’s employees after the QNS website crossed the 1 million view threshold on the afternoon of July 31, shattering the all-time record of 886,931 page views set the month before in June.