With the continued need for food assistance putting an unprecedented strain on community food pantries, Advantage Truck Group is expanding its annual Haulin’ 4 Hunger program first launched in Shrewsbury in 2012 to provide fresh meals to those in need during the holiday season to include additional donations of non-perishable items to pantries across New England.
The Haulin’ 4 Hunger non-perishable initiative expands ATG’s partnerships with food pantry organizations and extends its reach and support to communities throughout the ATG dealer network to help those facing food insecurity throughout the year.
For its first donation, ATG will provide a “Meal in a Box” to feed 600 families throughout New England. ATG employees will deliver 100 boxes of pasta and 100 jars of sauce to six community pantries near its dealer locations, including New Hampshire’s LISTEN Food Pantry in Lebanon, New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester and Rockingham Community Action in Seabrook, Fall Mountain Food Shelf near Westminster in Vermont, Our Community Table in Westfield and Raynham Food Basket in Raynham, Mass., where ATG will be opening a new facility this summer, the company says.
“We are grateful for the continued support and involvement in Haulin’ 4 Hunger shown by our employees, customers and business partners and the community of giving it has created,” says Kevin G. Holmes, president and CEO of ATG.
“It is through their dedication that we are able to expand this program to help meet the year-round need and address the serious problem of food insecurity in our communities across New England,” Holmes says.