How meal Packaging Works

WHO?

We are made up of volunteers! A meal packaging event is a perfect way to engage with your friends, co-workers, and families in a fun, team-building activity that creates immediate social impact. Feed Galveston has found that people like to roll up their sleeves and do something practical to make Galveston County a better place. Whether you can help package meals, lift heavy boxes, put stickers on packages, or just want to greet people at the door, Feed Galveston needs your help!

WHAT?

We use an assembly line style that was invented by the Outreach Program for volunteers to engage in the process of packaging the dry ingredients of one or more varieties. An assembly line is made by putting two 8’ tables end to end, then placing all of the necessary ingredients, equipment and supplies on top to make the meals. Then we place 10-12 volunteers around each line that assemble, and box, the meals all in one lean-manufacturing process. One person working on an Outreach Program packaging line can package 200 meals in just one hour. At a typical Packaging Event, we complete over 50,000 meals in about 3 hours with approx. 100 volunteers. A large delivery truck from the Galveston County Food Bank loads them for us to transport their warehouse facility in Texas City for immediate usage!

WHEN?

Stay tuned for our next Meal Packaging Event in the spring of 2021.

WHERE?

Packaging Events are set up in the Lyceum of Galveston, Galveston Ball High School, or the First Lutheran Church of Galveston Fellowship Hall.

WHY?

To feed your hungry neighbors in Galveston County. Plus, it’s really a lot of fun to mix and laugh with other volunteers in the area, the the satisfaction of helping those who are hungry is a great feeling. During the packing event there is festive music playing, a bit of friendly competition between assembly lines, and a set goal of packaging a certain amount of meals for that event.

HOW?

The assembly line process of a Feed Galveston meal packaging event