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Digital freight broker Convoy announced it will pay the trucking costs for any food-producing business in the U.S. wanting to donate a truckload of product to a local food bank.
With millions suddenly unemployed, food banks across the U.S. are experiencing unprecedented demand amid a shortage of supplies. According to Feeding America, more than 54 million Americans are now food insecure.
Getting food into the hands of those who most need it is one of the biggest challenges facing this country right now.— Convoy Team (@convoyteam) April 16, 2020
We've partnered with shippers & truckers nationwide to donate a truckload of products to food banks in local communities.
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Seattle-based Convoy’s new sustainability program taps into Feeding America’s network of 200 centralized food banks and 60,000 localized soup kitchens and pantries. Participating shippers reach out to Convoy with a full truckload donation and are matched with a food bank or soup kitchen, usually within 40 miles or less of their facility. Convoy’s digital freight network then finds, books and pays a truck driver to deliver the goods to that local food bank.
Besides helping shippers support their local communities, the program provides truck drivers with work to deliver the donations. — Transport Topics
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