Anzio Apartments, a member of our Multi-Family Program in Atlanta, GA, recently collected several bags of non-perishable food from their residents. With food banks struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we knew we needed find a transportation partner to pick up the donations as soon as possible. Luckily, our new partners from Davis Landscape quickly volunteered, and delivered 150 lbs. of food to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank on April 3.
Since March 1, the Georgia Mountain Food Bank has served more than double the number of people they usually do. At the same time, donations to the food bank have been cut in half because 70% of all donations they receive come from retail. Grocery stores and supermarkets are unable to keep up with the customer demand at this time, and are unable to donate. The delivery from Davis Landscape could not have come at a better time.
“Davis Landscape is excited to have the opportunity to help in any way we can,” said Jeannie Martin, Davis Landscape's General Manager. “The current crisis is nothing any of us have ever experienced, much less prepared for. Our hearts go out to all those that were already struggling and we can only imagine that many more people are in need of assistance at this time.”
Davis Landscape, which services multi-family properties in the Metro Atlanta area, became an official partner in November and this was the first delivery they have made as a member of the Move For Hunger network. It won't be the last.
“Davis Landscape has been a strong supporter of local food banks for several years," Davis said. "We value our partnership with Move for Hunger. as it gives us a way to help others in their time of need.”
The COVID-19 Pandemic has left a massive economic impact and has drastically increase the need for emergency food assistance nationwide. Move For Hunger is actively searching for ways to meet the demand, but we're going to need your help.