William B. Meyer Collects 300+ LBS. of Food to Support Local Food Pantry

March 26, 2020 | 9:11pm

Despite having 95% of their team working remotely, the William B. Meyer staff came together to help their local food bank meet the increased demand it is facing as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.x

WillamBMeyerFoodDriveCOVID2020 (2).jpegWhen the Stratford, CT moving company learned that the Hospitality House at the Thomas Merton Center was experiencing food shortages, they knew they had to act. William B. Meyer's General Manager - and a member of our Mover Action Committee - Mary Kate Storm asked her crew to donate specific food items that the pantry was in need of most. And because so many children are home from school, the team focused on collecting some peanut butter and jelly for the bagged lunches the Hospitality House provides.

“I am so proud of my team that was able to collect over 300 pounds of food in just a week despite working remotely,” Storm said. “We asked everyone to bring in donations when they stopped by the office to pick up and drop off paperwork. Seeing the boxes filling up was very uplifting, and so necessary during the COVID-19 Pandemic our entire country is facing!”

Even before the pandemic, more than 406,000 people in Connecticut were food insecure, including 1 in 6 children. Thank you to the dedicated employees at William B. Meyer for coming together in this time of crisis to help provide nearly 300 meals to those who need it.

Since joining our network in 2013, William B. Meyer has collected more than 10,000 lbs. of food and provided more than 8,500 meals for their local food banks/pantries. Thank you so much for your continued support, especially during these difficult times.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has left a massive economic impact and has drastically increase 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.

If you can, please consider making a donation to Move For Hunger. With your support, we'll be able to rapidly respond and mobilize our network in communities across the United States and Canada.