Balanced Body Foods & Step Out Buffalo Team Up to Deliver Meals & Raise Awareness

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Written by Lauren Spoth

Published on May 1, 2020

Sisters of Charity Hospital workers with Balanced Body meals donated by Step Out Buffalo

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected businesses large and small all over Western New York.

Of course this is the City of Good Neighbors, and we’ve seen people, organizations, athletes, and other organizations helping those in need any way they can. Check out some awesome stories about WNY helping others here, here, here, and here!


One local business, local meal prep company Balanced Body Foods, realized there was a way they could help too. Balanced Body has been providing delicious, healthy meals to those in the community for years. When they realized they could use their unique business model to also provide these meals to those on the frontlines, they jumped at the chance.

Meal donation drop-off outside of Sisters of Charity Hospital

“We wanted to help the local community through these uncertain and challenging times, specifically the medical workers on the frontline fighting the COVID virus”, owner Ashley Draped said.

Meanwhile another local business, media company Step Out Buffalo, had been searching for more ways to help as well. “When we saw what Balanced Body was doing, delivering these healthy pre-packaged meals to those protecting our community, we knew we wanted to get involved both by donating and raising awareness so others could help too”, co-founder Emily Morrow said.


Balanced Body has been able to deliver hundreds of meals to local hospitals thanks to generous donations made by local companies like Step Out Buffalo as well as individuals looking to help. “The meals allow medical staff access to fresh and nutritionally balanced meals to fuel them through their long days”, Draper added.

The donation made by Step Out Buffalo helped contribute 150 meals to those working the frontlines at Sisters of Charity Hospital.

Balanced Body meals made possible by Step Out Buffalo’s donation

Balanced Body is currently producing meals multiple days a week solely for this purpose. If any person, business, or organization would like to donate meals to WNY’s local hospitals or emergency workers, please visit, email Balanced Body at, or call 716-508-7526.

And if you have a way to help those within our community, Step Out Buffalo wants to help spread the word! Please email with your name, initiative, and a link we can share.

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Lauren Spoth</a>

Written by Lauren Spoth

Lauren is the Creative Marketing Director at Step Out Buffalo aka the person who posts all those memes on social. A lover of Buffalo, food, travel, and animals, she can usually be found trying different local restaurants while planning her next adventure and asking passersby if she can pet their dog. Follow her dog-petting adventures on Instagram @laurenspoth
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