Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Ready-To-Eat Meal Firm Partners With CVTC

Lauren Fisher

Eau Claire residents can grab a healthy, ready-to-go lunch while supporting local postsecondary students courtesy of a partnership between Midwest Meals and Chippewa Valley Technical College. On Feb. 6, Daniel Beck, CEO of Midwest Meals, offered to invite CVTC Culinary Management students to help develop new menu products for the business in exchange for scholarship awards. Students may develop meal ideas for pre-packaged, ready-to-eat lunches and submit them for consideration. Meals must fit into the company’s packaging and within their guidelines for healthy cuisine. Midwest Meals will award scholarships to students who submit meals that make it onto the menu. “This is a great opportunity for you young culinarians to get your name out there,” Kevin Brown, director of the CVTC Culinary Management program, told his students when introducing the plan. Erica Jones, a student from Beloit, was already thinking of what she would like to contribute. “Midwest Meals doesn’t have a lot of vegetarian options, and as I am a vegetarian, I’d like to offer some of my ideas,” she said. “It’s a diet that’s gaining in popularity.” Mitch Clark, a student from Menomonie, also expressed excitement. “It would be an opportunity for those who want to continue in the career to have their name out there.” 

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.