Gentle Giant Moving Company Fills a Truck to Fight Hunger in BostonNovember 27, 2018 | 3:38 pm |
Here at Move For Hunger, we are endlessly inspired by all of the generous people in our network who are out making a difference. One of those groups of people is Gentle Giant Moving Company. From rescuing food/drinks at the New York City Triathlon to gleaning fresh produce at a farm outside of Philadelphia, Gentle Giant has been doing great things for people in the communities they serve. On November 10, their corporate office Newton, MA location jumped into the fight against hunger by hosting a Fill-A-Truck food drive!
Curious how Fill-A-Truck food drives work? It’s all in the name! A moving truck is set up in the parking lot of a local grocery store and the community is challenged to donate enough non-perishable items to fill the entire trailer. We love seeing our movers get involved this way because not only are Fill-A-Truck events easy for them to organize, but they are also a lot of fun! This time around, Gentle Giant parked in front of Star Market in Auburndale.
By the end of that chilly Saturday morning, Gentle Giant collected 352 pounds of food! All of the donations — which will be enough to provide 293 meals for their neighbors in need — were delivered to The Greater Boston Food Bank . With more than 460,000 people in the greater Boston area who are food insecure, including 1 in 10 children, the efforts of Gentle Giant will surely make a difference in many lives.
Thank you to Gentle Giant for taking the time to make a difference in your community! We are honored to have you on our side!
No truck? No problem! We can help you find a mover for your own Fill-A-Truck food drive!