Coleman Worldwide Moving of Lawton, OK, an Allied Van Lines agent, celebrated Mardi Gras this year by holding a food drive from February 22 to March 31! The staff was asked to bring in donations of non-perishable food, especially red beans and rice, to help provide meals for their neighnbors in need.
Why red beans and rice? Well, for starters, those are the staple ingredients of classic New Orleans dish. But, and perhaps more importantly, those are two of the most highly-requested items by food banks because they are great sources of protein and fiber!
More than 270 lbs. of food was collected during the drive, which is enough to provide 225 meals! Coleman Worldwide delivered all of the donations to the Armed Forces YMCA Food Closet.
Coleman's Lawton branch has been a member of our network since 2013 and this food drive helped them reach the 10,000 lbs. of food milestone -- that's the equivalent of 8,340 meals!
More than 360,000 people in the greater Oklahoma City area do not know where their next meal will come from. Thank you to Coleman Worldwide Moving for helping to fight hunger in the communities you serve.
Move For Hunger can help YOU organize a food drive, too! Click here to learn more.