What Can You Do To Improve Your Community? #MealsPerHour @Toyota #Sponsored

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stiletto Media. All opinions are 100% mine.

Last year, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast and had a profound impact on the lives of us New Yorkers. After witnessing so much devastation caused by this disaster, many of us were left with questions about how to prioritize our lives and how to support and improve the communities that we lived in. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a tragedy to cause people to take a step back and make changes for the better.

You don’t even have to make drastic changes in your life in order to improve your community for yourself and the rest of its residents. In my neighborhood, we are all very concerned with the quality of life that our children have. It is important that they be able to play outdoors and be safe within a clean environment.

The homeowners in our community take special care to clean the sidewalks and curbs in front of their homes to make sure that garbage and debris don’t litter our streets. By keeping our neighborhood clean, we help to control the any potential pest problems and we make sure that our kids can play without worrying about getting hurt from unsafe litter.

That’s what communities do, when things get tough, they band together and figure out a solution to the problem together. Regardless of their resources, the will to improve and better where they live and to reach out a helping hand to their neighbors is so strong that it can sometimes move mountains. It is only through this unity and resourcefulness that communities are able to weather any storm, so to speak.

Toyota understands the importance of giving back to the community and that is why they have partnered with a Food Bank For New York City to bring much needed meals to residents in areas who were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The program, called Meals Per Hour, was put into action by a team from the Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) in order to share their know-how on how to do more with less.

The team was ultimately able to increase the production and distribution of emergency meal boxes from 25 to 450 per hour, providing as many as 250,000 meals in the process to hundreds of needy New Yorkers. Their perseverance and determination to reach out to those suffering in the community proved that paying attention to the smallest details can make a world of difference!

By watching Supermarché’s documentary, you can see first-hand the changes that Toyota made and the impact that these changes had on the lives of those who needed help the most. The best part is that, by watching the video, you will be helping this worthy cause because Toyota has pledged to donate one meal to Food Bank For New York City, up to 1,000,000 meals by July 19th, for every view that this video gets. Please add your contribution and view the video below:

Disclosure: This is a sponsored campaign created in collaboration with Stiletto Media. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  • kSquaredGlamour

    there are always so many great opportunities for people to sign up and help put with their communities. We justt moved to a new state and i need to see what they have around here

  • daisy

    I love when people and companies want to help others!

  • Crystal Threeprincesandaprince

    I love seeing companies give back to communities. I viewed the video, thanks for taking the time to share it.

  • Pam

    I love it when companies are committed to helping others. Thanks for sharing the video.

  • Frugal and Fun Mom

    I think that it is wonderful that they are giving back to the community. Small steps added together can move you a long distance.

  • Betsy Barnes

    I love when companies give back. The video has inspired me to not only donate food, but also lend a hand stacking the shelves at my local food bank. :)

  • Melanie Roberts

    What an awesome campaign and thanks for sharing it.. I soo need to share it with my friends, this it such a great cause.

  • Sheila Simmons

    Once a week, I go out and pick up trash in the neighborhood. My neighbors see me doing this and are grateful and some pick up trash in front of their homes others don’t. It’s good when companies give back.