Moving companies are considered essential businesses and have remained open during the COVID-19 crisis. And, with hunger on the rise all across the United States, it's never been more essential for members of our network to ask their customers to donate their food when they move.
Since the onset of the pandemic, our friends from Rainbow Movers, a North American Van Lines agent in Franklin, MA, have rescued 231 lbs. of food from their clients and provided nearly 200 meals to their neighbors in need!
More than 616,000 people in Massachusetts, including 1 in 8 children, were food insecure before the coronavirus devastated the economy. With unemployment on the rise and schools closed, individuals and families who have never experienced hunger are now turning to emergency food providers for help. Rainbow Movers delivered all of the food they collected to the Franklin Food Pantry, which has reported a 40% increase in the number of people seeking assistance.
Times are tough all around, and we are so grateful to Erin McEnaney and the entire crew at Rainbows Movers for their commitment to fighting hunger.
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.