Every Tuesday, Gentle Giant sends a truck to the Greater Boston Food Bank to pick up donations and then delivers them to the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Malden, MA. Since May 12, Gentle Giant has transported more than 190,000 lbs. of food to the pantry, which is the equivalent of 159,000 meals.
The help has been desperately needed. According to new projections by Feeding America, 1 in 8 people in Eastern Massachusetts will experience food insecurity this year due to the pandemic, which is a 59% increase. The Greater Boston Food Bank reports that they have seen a 50% increase in the demand for food assistance, and that they have distributed more food over the last 3 months than at any other time in their 40-year history.
Gentle Giant Moving Company has been committed to helping us reduce food waste and fight hunger for years. Since 2015, their 19 participating branches have delivered more than 300,000 lbs. of food to food banks all across the United States. We are so grateful to Larry O'Toole and every member of the Gentle Giant crew for their continued support, especially during this unprecedented crisis.
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.