Partnering With Toyota and #MealsPerHour to Bring Aid to Victims of Superstorm Sandy

by Migdalia Rivera

On October 29, Superstorm Sandy struck NYC. It was one of the deadliest hurricanes to hit NYC and the second costliest to hit the United States. Many were left without homes, necessities, and food. It was grim. It still is.

Toyota Meals Per Hour: Coney Island, March 2013| Latina On a Mission

Although several months have passed since Sandy struck, there are many who are still feeling the after-effects. Thankfully, organizations are stepping in to provide relief, giving individuals and families much needed resources, including food and household necessities. Yet, because of the immense need, they are overwhelmed and have had to turn many away.

Wanting to make a difference, Latina On a Mission has partnered with Toyota, to help two organizations, a Coney Island Lighthouse Community Kitchen and the Metro World Child Distribution, streamline their process so that they may provide relief to a greater number of people.

How can Toyota, a car company, shift gears from Miles per Hour to Meals per Hour?

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In the wake of Sandy, Toyota teamed up with Coney Island Lighthouse soup kitchen – one that has received a major influx in foot traffic in recent weeks – and the Metro World Child Distribution to help reform their process so they can serve more people. Fittingly, the program is called “Meals Per Hour”.

Latina On a Mission Partners with Toyota #MealsPerHour

The Journey

Over the next coming weeks, Latina On a Mission will be given an inside look at Toyota’s manufacturing know-how. We are on a mission and excited to learn how Toyota’s process can be used to create positive change for the individuals that were impacted so terribly by Sandy.

Join us by following our journey on MealsPerHour.com!

Let’s talk! Were you, or one of your loved ones, in an area that was impacted by Hurricane Sandy? Are you still dealing with the aftermath?

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About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ivette April 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm

This sounds like a great program and one that many people will benefit from. Can’t wait to see how it unfolds and how those who lost so much can begin to rebuild. Thanks for sharing!

2 Nohemy April 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Oh this is interesting! Love when established cooperations step in to help the communities in need!

3 Jay April 24, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Great! Good job Toyota give back to those in need!

4 Rebeca April 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm

It’s wonderful that this program will help many people that were affected by hurricane Sandy. There are so many people who were affected and it’s great to see programs like this coming together and helping those that are in need!

5 Amelia April 24, 2013 at 9:46 pm

So many people have been affected by Sandy. It’s great to see major companies team up with neighborhoods still suffering. Koodos to Toyota. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

6 Adriana April 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I am glad to see Toyota assist the victims of Sandy. I wished more companies would follow Toyota’s compassion and dedication.

7 Ingrid Belle April 25, 2013 at 11:19 am

Wow, such great devastation. Toyota is doing an excellent job in giving back to the community. I wish we have more companies like them.

8 Onica {MommyFactor} April 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm

It’s great that Toyota has partnered with bloggers like you to share how to build back up the community. Looking forward to your posts
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9 Patricia April 26, 2013 at 7:39 am

Wow. It is great to see big companies like Toyota giving back to the community. I did not have family impacted by this storm, but you never know and have to be prepared for things like this.

10 Fina April 27, 2013 at 9:31 pm

I’m very impressed that I buy from a company that supports this.

11 Sabrina April 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm

My parents were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We experienced flooding in our neighborhood and as a result our basement was completely destroyed by the water. My parents lost everything in the basement and garage. Quite devasting but we have our lives….

12 Elena May 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm
13 Rachel May 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm

This is amazing!

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