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Five Volunteer for 9/11 Day in Minneapolis

On Sept. 12, five employees from Vista Outdoor volunteered to participate in 9/11 Day, the nation’s largest day of service and remembrance.

Meal packing took place in 11 cities across the country, including in Minneapolis. Across all locations, thousands of volunteers joined to pack 3 million meals for people who are food insecure. This was the first time the event took place in Minneapolis, where over 700 volunteers joined to pack 140,000 oatmeal kits. Those meals will be donated to and distributed by Second Harvest Heartland.

Vista Outdoor contributed a grant for its five volunteers, supporting the estimated 300 meals per person packed. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey spoke at the opening ceremony, the Minneapolis Fire Department led a moment of silence, and the group joined in the singing of “America the Beautiful” before counting down and getting started on packing the meals.

It was an extraordinary day in tribute to the 9/11 victims, first responders, and members of our military, and a great way to turn tragedy into something good.