ST. LOUIS (Nov. 16, 2022) — Mayflower Transit, the nation’s most recognized and trusted moving company, announced today it has now donated more than one million pounds of food to Move For Hunger, and it will be renewing its partnership that will generate another 125,000+ meals for families in need for another year.
As hunger continues to be a looming issue and the rise of food insecurity in America, the need to provide practical solutions is at the forefront.
As a brand both rooted in the past and focused on the future, the Mayflower team understands the importance of giving back and fortifying the communities in which they serve. The Company has only been an official partner of Move For Hunger for a year, but its network of agents has now donated more than 1 million pounds of food, which is the equivalent of more than 800,000 meals, over the last several years. These meals help one and seven children who suffer from food deprivation and insecurity.
Mayflower employees recently held a Truck Pull and Food Drive event at its headquarters in Fenton, Missouri, in collaboration with Move For Hunger. Employees raised more than $21,000, which put Mayflower over the one-million-pound food donated mark.
“We are proud of the philanthropic effort we have made over the years, but we are poised for even greater impact with the extension of our Move For Hunger partnership. Our philanthropic mission at Mayflower is to fortify the communities in which we serve through the elimination of food waste and fighting hunger. Our partnership with Move For Hunger allows us to increase food security in the communities that need it most.”
President and CEO Jason Mills said.
Move For Hunger continues to challenge agents, customers, and industry leaders to seek resourceful methods in donating non-perishable food. Mayflower has incorporated some of the practices to help customers establish their own pantries before and after their moving process. As well, these tools will help navigate the donation process. Click here to learn about the five ways to donate.
“Mayflower Van Lines has been an incredible partner, and we are thrilled to have their continued support — working to fight hunger and food waste in the communities they serve,” Move For Hunger President Adam Lowy said. “It’s been wonderful seeing the passion and dedication of their corporate team, as well as moving professionals across the country, as we work together to create an even greater impact.”
Why Move For Hunger?
As a national nonprofit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger, Move For Hunger has mobilized moving, relocation and multi-family housing industry leaders so their customers, clients and residents can donate their non-perishable food when they move.
Mayflower is America’s most recognized and trusted moving company. With headquarters in suburban St. Louis, Mayflower maintains a network of 200 affiliated agencies. For more information about Mayflower Transit and its services, visit Mayflower.com or find us on social @MayflowerMoving or @MayflowerMovingCompany.