For over a month, Move For Hunger teamed up with One Generation Away, a fellow food rescue and distribution non-profit, to get surplus food from a Pepsi/Quaker Oats warehouse in Georgia to those facing hunger in Southeast states. Eleven transports were organized through Move For Hunger between April 18 and May 25, with 1-3 transports occurring per week.
This resulted in the delivery of over 400,000 lbs of Pepsi beverages and Quaker Oats snacks and granola bars!
The donations were taken from the Quaker Oats/Pepsi warehouse in Lithia Springs, Georgia and received by three One Generation Away locations in Franklin, TN; Decatur, AL; and Panama City, FL.
You each (The Move For Hunger Team) have gone above and beyond to make these deliveries happen, and I am so very grateful,-
Lucas continued, "I just keep seeing the smiles of the volunteer fire department, which struggles due to funding when we give them a pallet of Gatorade, FREE. Or the kids in the afterschool program when we show up with Propel water, FREE. The churches that are providing meals to senior citizens and can now add Propel or Gatorade to those meals, FREE. The hundreds of families that received Quaker Oats, through our DoorStep Pantry program FREE and with NO QUESTIONS asked."
There are over 52,000 people who struggle with hunger in the areas where the donations were delivered to- with 17,000 people in Decatur, AL; 13,000 people in Franklin, TN; and 22,000 people in Panama City, FL.
We love to assist manufacturers in moving food and beverage products. To organize a transport with Move For Hunger, visit the transportation request page.