Excel Packaging values giving back to the community. We especially enjoy taking time as a team to invite the community to help us in our annual Pack it Forward event. Every year, we partner with Kids Around the World and their OneMeal mobile food-packaging program to host a local volunteer event for family, friends and colleagues. This year was our biggest event yet! Over 40 people joined us from the local community, including many of our neighbors at Zumasys. It was a great day for coming together for an even better cause!
Kids Around the World has been igniting hope in over 60 countries through means of providing playgrounds and restoring health with nutritious meals. Through their OneMeal initiative, they engage with companies like Excel Packaging to give local organizations and communities a chance to participate in their interactive meal program. The meals we packed are a protein-rich fortified blend containing red lentils, rice, 6 dehydrated vegetables and PhytoBlend, a plant-sourced vitamin, mineral and phytonutrient complex from the M5M Foundation. This nutrient-rich formula reverses the starvation process and its effects. Kids Around the World then works with key strategic global partners to distribute these meals to children in need. The meals Excel & friends packed will be going to South Africa, where they will be distributed to trusted partners that serve 112 preschools and feed 12,000 kids per day!
On the morning of our Pack it Forward event, we setup our assembly lines just outside of the Excel building in Irvine, CA. As our friends and family started to arrive, the Excel team came outside to gather around our host from Kids Around the World and hear our instructions for packing these much-needed meals. We put on our hairnets and some upbeat music, and began packing!
With such a large turnout, we were sure to exceed our previous year’s impact. This year we doubled our output! Before midday, we packed 20,000 meals. We were so proud of our success, we had to ask everyone to gather around for a photo with all of our boxes of nutritious meals! Excel celebrated the close of another successful “Pack it Forward” event with a pizza party for all our volunteers.
Excel Packaging is so proud to have a team who’s so enthusiastic to give back to their community. Big thanks to everyone who came out to our event! It’s all part of our mission to positively transform our community.
Interested in learning how you can give back through this great organization? Click here to find out more about Kids Around the World and here to see how they’re making an impact. And remember to subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with us!