By the Numbers

An overview of our work, our volunteers and our clients

– This year, our network of more than 5,000 volunteers will help cook and deliver over 500,000 meals for people living with life-threatening illnesses.

– In 2015, our volunteers gave us 62,010 hours of their time, the equivalent of 29 full-time staff people.

– We welcome about 230 volunteer delivery drivers each week — from individuals to corporate teams — who make the final connection from our kitchen into the thankful hands of our clients.

– Our clients include people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

– Currently, we serve approximately 1,000 clients, caregivers and dependent children each week in the greater Twin Cities area.

– In terms of geography, we currently serve clients living in more than 100 Twin Cities zip codes.

– Our urban garden, which we call Open Farms, will produce about 4,100 pounds of organic vegetables to use in client meals this year.

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