Connect with the community for a great cause!
You heard that right! We are changing things up next month with a networking + volunteer event in partnership with Harvest Pack, a local nonprofit that addresses food insecurity by supporting volunteers in bringing meal packing events to their local communities.
At Caspian Group, part of our mission is to make the world a better place. We believe in putting our people first and giving back to the community that has provided so much for us. Join us for an opportunity to give back to a great cause while connecting with others in your community.
Volunteer and pack meals for the community and stay for the conversation with local real estate professionals.
We believe in what Harvest Pack is doing for our community and internationally and we invite you to come and learn more about them, while we network and pack meals. With the event a week away, we thought it would be appropriate to share why we chose our partner Harvest Pack for our charity to promote.
Who Is Harvest Pack?
Founded in 2012, Harvest Pack is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian hunger relief nonprofit organization. Harvest Pack addresses food insecurity by supporting volunteers in bringing meal packing events to their local communities. Harvest Pack’s healthy meals are then donated to established nonprofit partners who distribute to food insecure communities. Though Harvest Pack’s primary focus is fighting hunger in the U.S., we are proud to support global needs with selected international organizations as well.
How did Harvest Pack get its start?
Harvest Pack became a dream of William McNally’s after a mission trip to Belize, where he met a street performer who shared in casual conversation that he had not eaten that day. William gave the man a few dollars, upon which he thanked William and called him “an angel”. The man immediately packed up his trumpet and went to the tiny store just down the street, where William could see him purchase beans, bread, & toilet paper. “If that’s all it takes to be an angel,” William thought, “I’m in.” After returning to Minnesota, William volunteered in local food shelves and meal packing organizations, and in 2012, Harvest Pack was born – envisioning a world where healthy food is accessible to everyone, regardless of where they were born or how much money they have; a world where people come together to help one another simply because it’s the right thing to do. Since then, Harvest Pack volunteers have put over 7 million meals on tables of their neighbors near and far.
What Is Harvest Pack’s Vision?
We envision a world where healthy food is accessible to everyone, regardless of where they were born or how much money they have; a world where people come together to help one another simply because it is the right thing to do.
How does Harvest Pack help?
Harvest Pack recognizes that hunger is the world’s #1 health risk. Hunger-related issues spill over into struggles with housing, safety, education, mental health, community, and all other aspects of life. In 2017, 40 million Americans suffered from food insecurity, including more than 12 million children. It is estimated that about 700 million people worldwide struggled with food insecurity in 2018.
Healthy food on every table
Meal packs are a great way to work together to solve hunger, which affects people in every zip code and around the world.
- Put healthy food on every table!
- Help alleviate food insecurity
- Team/Community building
- BIG impact for local and international communities!
- 7+ million meals packed, and counting!
At Caspian Group, we recognize that food insecurity hits children harder than others. That’s why we’re proud to support Harvest Pack as they dedicate their efforts to partnering with volunteers and organizations to ensure our meals get distributed into local schools. Volunteer and pack meals for the community and stay for the conversation with local real estate professionals.
We thought that dedicating our normally structured networking events with a more benevolent goal; an incredible way to foster community, working together for the benefit of others.
The people receiving these meals will benefit from having complex nutrition provided by a simple, well balanced meal made just for them. Harvest Pack takes pride in the research they have done to make sure that the meals are providing the best nutrition possible at an affordable cost, so that your efforts will help as many people as possible.
All you need is to raise a few coins per meal. Where else can you make this kind of impact in the world? It’s a fun way to get involved in helping to solve hunger.
We invite anyone who wants to join us on Thursday, March 16th from 5:30-8:30pm in our offices in Edina to volunteer to pack 12,000 meals. The pack is expected to last for about two hours, but volunteers can stay as long or as little as they’d like. Come and network for one hour, or stay through til the end of the tear down – we appreciate all you can give!
In addition, we are excited to offer our volunteers a taste of Uzbekistan/Russian food that is being catered by Samarkand.restaurant. With amazing food, refreshments and amazing CRE professionals at your disposal, this event is set to be our best yet.
Volunteer and pack meals for the local community.
Network with other Twin Cities professionals and meet capital partners looking for sponsors of CRE deals.
Meet Caspian Group’s preferred capital partners.
Build relationships with other CRE professionals.
Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.
Thursday, March 16th, 2023 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM
7401 Bush Lake Rd Edina, MN
Reserve your spot to this free, exclusive networking event for an opportunity to connect with CRE industry professionals.