The Stratford, CT moving company started asking for donations of red beans & rice, which are the staple ingredients of the classic New Orleans dish, at the beginning of February and the food drive lasted the entire month. And this wasn't just a clever way to tie a food drive into a holiday, our goal was to meet a very specific need! Red beans & rice are two of the most highly-requested items by food banks. Why? Because they are high in both fiber and protein!
Mary Kate Storm, William B. Meyer's General Manager and a member of our Mover Action Committee, organized the food drive and she made sure that everyone on the William B. Meyer team contributed to the effort. International Move Managers Michael Pavelko & Brian Varis collected more than 50 cans of red beans during the final week of the drive, while Mary Bruner & Debra Rivera from domestic customer service decorated and shared a King Cake with the staff! The passion for giving back comes right from the top, as William B. Meyer's Owner, Tom Gillon, Jr., is a huge supporter of Move For Hunger.
A grand total of 150 lbs. of food was collected, which will provide 125 meals! All of the donations were delivered to a food pantry in Bridgeport.
There are nearly 407,000 people in Connecticut who are struggling with hunger, including 1 in 6 children. Thank you to Mary Kate, Tom, and everyone at William B. Meyer for your commitment to our cause!