Thursday, June 27, 2013

#Sponsored Post: Toyota Partnered With Food Bank

This post is sponsored by Stiletto Media Blogger Network.

Toyota partnered with Food Bank for New York City to bring food to areas that were impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The program is called Meals Per Hour. It's a team from the Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) to share Toyota know-how on how to do more with less.
Toyota sought to increase the number of meals given out per hour. Through small changes, the team was able to increase the number of emergency meal boxes from 25 to 450 per hour! This provided 250,000 meals in the process. Those small changes add up to have a hug impact!

Watch the Supermarché documentary to see the changes Toyota made and why these changes matter. Toyota will donate one meal to the Food Bank for New York City, up to 1,000,000 meals by July 19, for each video viewed.

What are some small changes you can make, that would better you life or your community?

Here are a few of the things I've done:

  1. Keep a Compost Pile- We keep a compost pile year round. Even when there is snow on the ground we make sure there is a bin outside the door to throw our food waste into. It really help make the garbage less smelly, we go through a lot less garbage because of it.
  2. Reuse- I take in Styrofoam from meat packaging to work for my college students to use as paint pallets, yogurt and cottage cheese containers for them to use as water wells for paint water, and when I had baby food around (many moons ago) I'd bring them in for my students to keep paint in. Whenever possible we reuse in our family. You can take that a step farther and buy cloth diapers, cloth sandwich bags and a reuseable lunch bin.
  3. Carpool- When we can we carpool to work. It didn't always work out because one kid wasn't in school full-time. Daddy's work is so close to mine that we carpooled when we could. It saves so much gas!
  4. Wash When Full- I only run the dishwasher when it's full. With laundry I wait until I have more than enough before I run a few loads. 
  5. Be Active- I'm not only not only talking about working out. Also be active in things you care about. We go to the library. Mica is active in their summer reading program. We go to the Y. Daddy helped out at Mica's school with their Lego club. He made sure they didn't just have fun, but learned things on top of that. I blog and blog about topics and things that interest me.
Latina On a Mission is hosting a giveaway in conjunction with this cause. Two bloggers will have a chance to win a $150 gift card and four readers will have a chance to win a $50 gift card. 
Disclaimer: This post was written for Stiletto Media Blogger Network. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. Stiletto Media Blogger Network did compensate me for writing this post.

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Ai Sakura said...

25 meals to 450 is amazing!! We only do full loads for laundry too and try to recycle / reuse as much as possible. thanks for sharing the vid!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Eat To Live said...

I don't have a compost pile but I do bury my vegetable scraps.

Masshole Mommy said...

This is an amazing program! Good for Toyota for taking the initiative.

mail4rosey said...

We do some of these, some we could be better at and it's always good to have a reminder!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Definitely a great program. We also only do full laundry and dish loads. I don't compost though. No room here for it unfortunately!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This really makes me respect Toyota a lot. Kudos to them for doing this.


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