Meal Pack Challenge crowd cheering

Gravy Work Team Takes on Meal Pack Challenge

The Gravy Work team and 2,000 other volunteers braved the heat and came together to take on the Meal Pack Challenge yesterday. The goal? Pack 1 million meals for hungry seniors!

Shockingly, 1 in 7 seniors live in poverty. Moreover, 13.2 million full-time working adults are classified as low-income. Senior poverty is a real problem in DC and the US.

As part of its 1% Pledge, the Gravy Work team volunteered to pack meals for the day (and had fun doing it). Packing meals is a practical way to help hungry seniors and bring the community together at the same time.

PS – Wondering what’s in the meal packs we made? No PB and J sandwiches here. Instead, we made easy to cook Red Lentil Jambalaya kits. Just four simple ingredients: red lentils, rice, dehydrated vegetables and pink Himalayan salt. Makes for a tasty vegan, gluten-free meal that is naturally packed with protein and fiber.

Gravy Work team posing next to End Senior Poverty sign Pallets stacked with boxes of prepared meal kits made by volunteers