The Office's Michael Scott tells Dwight Schrute that "nobody likes beets," but Moving Ahead Services of Cleveland begs to differ! Last month, they delivered more than 22,300 lbs. of canned beets to their local food banks.
A local Lake County company donated the beets to United Way of Lake County, who got in touch with Moving Ahead Services and asked if they'd be able to help with the transportation.
Heather Argenti, Marketing Manager for Moving Ahead Services, said, “The donation was so large, that not only was it distributed to Lake County food banks, but we were able to share the bounty with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, as well.”
According to NPR, over the past few years, food banks have transitioned into offering healthier options to low-income Americans. In the past, people were being told by doctors that they needed to reduce salt and sugar in their diet. Adding more fresh produce and meat to food bank stocks was an easy way to create a healthier balance of foods. Additionally, beets are a great source of iron, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and antioxidants, so they are always welcome donations at food banks.
Moving Ahead Services has proudly partnered with Move For Hunger since 2014. Over the past five years, they have collected a grand total of 39,100 lbs. of food, which is enough to provide 32,580 meals to their neighbors in need!
One in 7 people, including 1 in 5 children, in the Greater Cleveland area are food insecure. Thank you to Moving Ahead Services for always being there to step up and help us beet hunger!
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