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Two Men and a Truck Kicks Off Movers for Meals Drive

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 13:37:19-04

To fight hunger this holiday season, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of the Greater Lansing area is partnering with the Greater Lansing Food Bank to host its annualMovers for Meals collection drive to provide nonperishable food items to families with the goal of putting more food on tables.

According to Feeding America [feedingamerica.org], 42 million Americans struggle with hunger, which is nearly equal to the 43.1 million officially living in poverty. Even more shocking statistics show of this number, 13 million are children and 5.4 million are seniors that don’t get enough to eat.  
 

This year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is partnering with local businesses who will serve as drop off points for nonperishable food items.

  1. The Coffee Barrel
  2. Educational Childhood Care Center (EC3)
  3. Flex City Fitness
  4. MSUFCU branches in Charlotte, East Lansing, Haslett, Holt, Lansing, Mason, and Okemos
  5. McLaren of Lansing
  6. Merritt Press
  7. Ross Medical Education Center
  8. Tutor Time in Dewitt
  9. Tutor Time in Okemos
  10. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® International
  11. WLNS

 

Necessary items for donation include:

  • Canned goods
  • Dry goods
  • Boxed dinners
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Beans
  • Freeze-dried foods
  • Dehydrated fruit
  • Other nonperishable food items

 

This fall marks the eighth anniversary of the Movers for Meals program. The program was first introduced in Michigan in 2010 and by 2012, franchises donated 16,000 lbs., of food to food banks across the state. The program is expected to continue its nationwide reach this year.

 

For additional information about Movers for Meals, visit twomenandatruck.com/community-service.