The Meals Per Hour Documentary: 1 View = 1 Meal
By Mary Catherine Brouder
Some things in life are worth the wait.
It’s been 10 weeks since the Supermarché crew began filming Toyota’s Meals Per Hour program, and now, at last, the finished documentary — all 6 artful minutes of it—is online and available for your viewing pleasure.
Just to recap a bit: 10 weeks ago, Toyota began sharing its uniquely efficient production system (Toyota Production System, or TPS) with nonprofit organizations working to bring relief to people still struggling in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
In partnership with Food Bank For New York City, Toyota’s team helped local food pantry Metro World Child adapt the TPS principles to optimize virtually every aspect of its food donation system.
The whole time, Supermarché has been documenting every detail of the process — from warehouse to truck to distribution.
Watch now to see the fascinating result of their efforts. You’ll learn exactly how and why the flow of work was improved, and get to know the people involved in the project.
Best of all, simply by watching the video, you’ll be helping others: For every view the documentary receives, Toyota will donate one meal to the Food Bank For New York City.
Toyota has already committed 250,000 meals, and their goal is to donate up to 125,000 more on behalf of the good folks who take the time to watch this video.
So let’s do it! Simply click play, and fill some plates! And share the link with your friends and family. We’ll hit that 125,000-meal goal fast, and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing we helped a feed a lot of people.
I drive a good Toyota Family car and have put more than 120,000 miles on it. Great Car!
I hope this explodes into a sensation and many people can be fed. I already spread the word.
Toyota is Awesone. They need to share what they are doing via advertisement on TV. A lot. of people don’t have access to a computer.
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The streamlining was incredible- and what a great cause
Like it all, it is really helpful to all food etc. volunteers.
great story and many of us who work in the non for profit would love to learn how to improve the process for delivering services to our clients.
Excellent; our local Toyota dealer is also big on local support similar to this.
Wonderful! An imaginative way for various groups to come together in cooperation, and to do so for the welfare of the many, many needy in our society.
Awesome idea! Thanks for what you’re doing! God bless all!
I’ve been supporting them for years,in return I’ve been driving a excellent Vechicle.Now! We team up again to feed the hungry.I love it
Wonderful people and ideas! My good hearted grand-daughter sent this to me and I will be sending this out to many of my friends as well. I hope this helps in a small way.
Great improvements to Food Bank’s process!
God help those who take care of His!
Blessed is the cheerful giver.
Great film. Great job all of you volunteers! It is so nice to see that we we don’t only help other countries, we also help our own. Bless each and every one of you that have given your selves.
I love Toyota!!! They not only make excellent quality cars, they also take excellent care of our best resources - human beings! Go Toyota!
Wonderful idea; hope this spreads like wildfire, and other companies jump on the band wagon. Three cheers for Toyota; Hip, Hip, Hurray. Even more cheers for the volunteers; Toyota is doing this for publicity and to sell cars as well as help people, but the volunteers get nothing out of it except inner satisfaction.
So great!!! Mary, great blog too. Keep up the good work.
What a superb volunteer effort… thanks to Toyota. Although I
drive a very reliable Buick, my
neighbors and friends are pleased
with their Toyotas.
Well done to all involved. Great to see Toyota supporting this worthy cause.
Great to see the changing of minds that can release even more energy toward improving life and lives.
great one - although I share the opinion that for Toyota this is simply strategy to strenghten their reputation; but the result is just fantastic
i hope other food distribution centers get wind of the program toyota is offering!
George is awesome! It takes a really strong leader to open up their process to improvement. He kept his eyes on the prize - feeding more families. Also love the brown rice!
It is more blessed to give than to receive. Thank you Toyota. I pray that other organizations will do the same along with other agencies who are community oriented. I think it’s a good idea to continue to improve the system in case such a disaster takes place again. God bless all who participated, for you will be rewarded.
It is more blessed to give than to receive. Thank you Toyota. I pray that other organizations will do the same along with other agencies who are community oriented. Continue to improve the system. God bless you all.