Ridgewood Moving Services continues to assist with our COVID-19 relief efforts. After delivering multiple pallets of GoGo Squeez to Suffern Middle School and Valley Hospital, the Bekins Van Lines agents volunteered to transport 700 lbs. of food from their local Stop and Shop to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. That's enough to provide 580 meals to their neighbors in need.
As one of the original members of the Move For Hunger network, Ridgewood Moving Services has a long history of giving back to the communities they serve. Since 2010, they have delivered more than 58,000 meals to food banks in New Jersey, which is the equivalent of 48,300 meals.
Nearly 900,000 people in New Jersey, including 1 in 8 children, were food insecure before the pandemic. With businesses closing, schools shutting down, and unemployment skyrocketing, that number is much higher today. The Community Food Bank of New Jersey, alone, is reporting a 50% increase in the number of people they are serving. We are so grateful that Cindy Meyer and the rest of the crew at Ridgewood Moving Services remains committed to helping us fight hunger right here at home in the Garden State.
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.