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.