In September, UniGroup, the parent company of Mayflower Van Lines and United Van Lines, partnered with Move For Hunger to host the FIRST UniGroup Truck Pull at the UniGroup Headquarters in Fenton, Missouri.
The event split company departments into teams for a friendly competition to collect canned goods and donations between employees. Congrats to the Logistics, Trans Advantage, and Member Success teams who won the top 3 fastest times in the truck pull!
In total, the event raised $13,485 and donated 8,814lbs of food, providing a grand total of 41,462 meals to those in need. The donations were transported by Dodge Moving and Storage, an agent for Mayflower Van Lines, to Operation Food Bank in St. Louis.
Wondering what a truck pull is? Consider it a modified tug-of-war, but instead of two teams of people competing against each other, it’s a team of 5-10 versus a moving truck that weighs up to 1,400 pounds. The goal of the team is to pull the truck a total of 100 feet in the quickest time possible. Whichever team has the fastest time is deemed the winner!
We’re incredibly thankful to UniGroup and their employees for hosting this event and raising awareness on food insecurity. In Missouri alone, nearly 700,000 people don’t know where their next meal will come from, including 1 in 7 children. Since joining the Move For Hunger network, both Mayflower Van Lines and United Van Lines have shown their dedication to fighting hunger, with each van line transporting about 1 million pounds of donations to food banks and pantries in need.