Bayshore Move For Hunger truck hits the road
October 20, 2015
Have you seen Bayshore Transportation’s and Bayshore’s Sister Company, ShoreView Moving & Storage, Move For Hunger vehicle on the road? It’s a special one, and it’s used to show that the Bayshore team is committed to a community free of hunger!
The Newark, Delaware relocation company (located right in our industrial park!) wrapped one of its box trucks with a colorful vehicle wrap advertising its partnership with Move For Hunger. Move For Hunger is a New Jersey-based nonprofit organization that connects 601 relocation companies across the country with local food banks.
To date, Move For Hunger has delivered 4,178,962 meals across America.
The premise is simple; whenever Bayshore moves one of its customers, its sales people ask if the customer wants to donate the remaining nonperishables in their pantry.
Andy Larmore, Bayshore Transportation Vice President, member of the Food Bank of Delaware’s Board of Directors and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, said that at least 50 percent of customers are interested in donating their nonperishable goods before the moving truck hits the road.
Customers are provided a white Move For Hunger box to collect the goods, and the Bayshore team delivers the donations to the Food Bank each month. So far this year, Bayshore has delivered more than 1,000 pounds of food through Move For Hunger.
“People are commenting about the truck wrap and really like the design and the message that it sends,” said Larmore. “It’s been extremely beneficial.”
He points out that Bayshore is among the first in the nation to wrap a vehicle for Move For Hunger.
“Our drivers think it’s awesome. They love it and ask when we are going to do the next one,” he said. “It gets a lot of good energy. It’s a good thing for people out on the road and our employees.”
Bayshore’s support of the Food Bank of Delaware does not stop with customer donations through Move For Hunger.
The company uses its tractor trailers to transport goods to our Milford facility when needed, its team of moving experts helps deliver refrigerators and freezers to Hunger Relief Partners who are growing their capacity to store fresh foods, and the company generously allows us to use its trailers to store food at local post offices for the annual Stamp Out Hunger postal food drive.
“We really enjoy our relationship with the Food Bank,” said Larmore. “We hope to grow and become a bigger and better partner with every day that passes. It’s a great relationship!”