Earlier this month, Hungryroot reached out to Move For Hunger and asked if we could help. The online grocery service had 40,000 units of Lemon Artichoke Quinoa Cups that they wanted to donate to support the communities where their facilities are located and felt that we were the perfect partner to help!
Three members of the Move For Hunger network, from all across the United States, volunteered to assist with these deliveries. Our partners from Gentle Giant Moving Company transported 12,600 lbs. of product to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. In the Midwest, the crew from Morse Moving & Storage of Indianapolis delivered 2,700 lbs. of quinoa cups to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. And on the west coast, the team from Ace Relocation Systems in Los Angeles transported 2,800 lbs. of product to the Orange County Food Bank.
This was the first time that we have ever collaborated with Hungryroot, and their offer could not have come at a better time. Food banks nationwide are serving more people than ever before as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, Move For Hunger and Hungryroot provided more than 15,000 healthy meals to children, families, seniors, and vulnerable communities during this unprecedented crisis.
Thank you so much to Hungryroot for this generous donation. We hope we can continue to find ways to work together and support people who are facing hunger during this difficult time.
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.