Mayflower Transit, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organisation, have announced a brand new partnership that will provide much-needed transportation assistance to food banks in the United States while also contributing more than 125,000 meals.
Since its founding in 2009, Move For Hunger has delivered more than 24 million pounds of food - over 20 million meals - across all 50 states and in Canada. The organisation continues to increase its impact year after year and is on pace to deliver a record six million meals this year alone. The new partnership with Mayflower Transit will only increase its impact.
Mayflower Transit joins an ever-growing network of 1,000+ movers and transportation partners dedicated to fighting food insecurity. The new partnership couldn’t come at a more important time. After nearly a decade of slowly declining food insecurity in the US, the pandemic wiped out the progress made and increased the total number of people struggling to put food on the table to 42 million Americans (one in eight). Now, the country faces the uncertainty of what the COVID Delta variant will bring as we head into the cooler months when food insecurity usually increases.
“We cannot be more excited about our new partnership with Move For Hunger,” President and CEO Marc Rogers said. “The partnership fits hand-in-hand with Mayflower’s philanthropic mission to fortify the communities in which we serve through eliminating food waste and fighting hunger. At Mayflower we are seeking new opportunities and pathways to progress that go well beyond simply moving our customers safely. Together, we will be able to increase food security in the communities that need it most.”
“I’m thrilled to join forces with Mayflower Transit,” said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. “They’re so widely respected and with agents everywhere, we can be that much more effective in our food rescue efforts. 35% of all food in the United States goes unused or uneaten. At the same time, people are struggling in every state. The addition of Mayflower and its agents will help put more food in the hands of people who need it most.”
Photo: Move for Hunger has delivered over 20 million meals.