Million Meal Movement’s Executive Director Shane Scarlett presented a very special award to CertaPro Painters and Renovia on July 8, 2017. Over the years, these companies have made a commitment to fighting hunger at home and abroad, sponsoring several meal packs with Million Meal Movement.
Scarlett recognized CertaPro and Renovia for reaching a commendable milestone: packing 300,000 meals with us. President Matt Rolfsen accepted the award on behalf of his employees. “We talk about doing life together,” he said, “and this is what it’s about.”
Both companies have a strong commitment to philanthropy and have supported Million Meal Movement generously throughout the years. A key aspect of the company’s purpose is to be a light in the community and around the world. They have certainly been a light to those facing food insecurity in our community.
One of the joys of partnering with an organization repeatedly is seeing the kids return year after year. A Million Meal Movement meal packing event is truly family-friendly. CertaPro and Renovia employees bring kids of all ages to the packs. We find something meaningful for them to do no matter their age or size! We’ve certainly enjoyed seeing these kids grow and blossom.
At the July 8th pack, volunteers packed 30,000 meals. These meals will be distributed to Gleaner’s Food Bank, who put out an urgent call to fill their empty shelves. Summer is a difficult time for food banks and pantries, as they struggle to meet the needs of children who are out of school for the summer.
We are so grateful for our longstanding partnership with CertaPro and Renovia. Thank you to the employees, families, and friends who show up every year to fight hunger at home. You truly are a light in the Indianapolis community!