When our friends at Element Moving & Storage learned about the increasing demand for food at North Texas Food Bank, they knew they had to do something to help! On Saturday, April 18, they held a food drive and it was a huge success! In just two hours, they collected 1,000 lbs. of food, which will provide approximately 830 meals!
The event was held in the parking lot of the Mesero Restaurant in Dallas, and everyone took steps to ensure personal safety by practicing social distancing and minimizing unnecessary contact.
“Cars drove up and most time our employees moved it from cars directly into boxes and onto the truck,” said Elle Nesher, co-owner of Element Moving.
Element Moving & Storage then personally delivered all of the donations to the North Texas Food Bank.
“We learned about the increasing number of people who had to wait in long lines at the North Texas Food Bank in order to get what they needed,” Nesher said. “We knew that we had to do what we could to help."
Element Moving & Storage partnered with Chefs for Farmers for this food drive. Chefs for Farmers brings together the best chefs and artisans together for an annual food and wine festival and they helped organize and get the word out to the local restaurants and Parent Teacher Associations. Nesher asked that we send a special thanks to Rachel Carter and Erin Odom for their help planning the event!
Almost 800,000 people in North Texas Food Bank’s service area, including 1 in 4 children are facing food insecurity. In order to continue meeting the growing demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, food banks need donations and support. Thank you to Element Moving & Storage and Chefs for Farmers for doing your part to help your neighbors in need!
The COVID-19 Pandemic has left a massive economic impact and has drastically increased 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.