Today's guest help to prepare meals for those in need - learn how you can help

Mar 18, 2022 at 09:07 am by Producer


Our guest include Aaron and Emily Cox, who volunteer their time to prepare meals for those in need (hear today's podcast above).

On March 5, 2022, Meals of Hope packing partners Aaron and Emily Cox worked with volunteers to pack 51,072 meals for struggling individuals in Middle Tennessee. Over 200 volunteers of all ages gathered in groups to pack fortified macaroni and cheese that will be distributed by Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee works with more than 450 partner agencies to distribute food throughout 46 counties in Tennessee.

Emily Cox told WGNS NEWS on Wednesday, “When we learned that 1 in 6 children in Tennessee face hunger every day, we knew we wanted to help somehow. We found Meals of Hope and we are so excited to partner with them to pack meals. We want to pack 1,000,000 meals this year with the help of local sponsors and volunteers!“

To help with Meals of Hope, purchase meals for others in need (about .30-cents per meal), or to host a meal packing event, email the Cox family at

Meals of Hope developed five meals specifically designed for the American palate and added vitamins, minerals and proteins to supplement an unbalanced diet. Food packages are designed to address the need for an economical, nutritious solution to aid in the fight against hunger. Each packet contains enough food to provide six to eight meals.

“We are thankful and appreciative of the support provided by Emily and Aaron, our Tennessee Packing Partners to help us combat the hunger epidemic,“ said Stephen Popper, President/CEO of Meals of Hope. “These types of events make for a fun and rewarding day for the volunteers, and they help us deliver healthy meals to underserved individuals.“