JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2017) – Tuesday, Suddath® hosted a nationwide food drive, collecting over 2,000 pounds of non-perishable items to be donated to local food banks in a handful of communities the company serves. Suddath partnered with Move For Hunger, a non-profit organization committed to fighting hunger and reduce food waste, for Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving.
By employing “Fill-A-Truck” events in high-profile grocery store parking lots, Suddath and Move For Hunger were able to collect large donations of unopened, non-perishable food items from both grocery shoppers leaving the store and residents bringing donations from their homes. The food collected will stock the shelves of food banks to feed families in time for the holidays.
Participating grocery stores included Native Sun – Jacksonville, FL, Cub Foods – Eden Prairie, MN, Safeway – Herndon, VA, Safeway – Tucson, AZ, Lucky Supermarket – San Jose, CA and Safeway – Seattle, WA.
“At Suddath, we live daily by our values of integrity, trust, innovation, commitment and teamwork. We are invested in our local communities, believe in doing what’s best and giving back to those around us,” said Michael Brannigan, chief executive officer for The Suddath Companies. “It is an honor to be a Move For Hunger partner and we look forward to making a lasting impact on the lives we touch.”
Suddath partners with Move For Hunger year round, donating food that our customers do not want to move and hosting food drives in the communities in which the company operates. As food tends to add weight to a household move, thus additional costs associated with the move, Suddath crews can pack unwanted items and donate them to local food banks on the behalf of customers.