Two Men and a Truck collection drive to feed families on Thanksgiving

The Mesa and north Phoenix moving company Two Men and a Truck partnered with more than 20 local offices, businesses and organizations and hundreds of community members to collect nonperishable food items. Collected items are to be delivered to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank in Mesa on Nov. 13. (Submitted photo)

To aid families facing hunger this holiday season, Two Men and a Truck in north Phoenix and Mesa is wrapping up its Movers for Meals donation drive, which provides nonperishable food items to families in-need.

“For most, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect, surround yourself with family and give thanks for everything you have received over the course of the year,” according to a release.

“However, some families don’t have enough food to put on the table and are just thankful to have a roof over their heads,” according to the release.

Two Men and a Truck partnered with more than 20 local offices, businesses and organizations as well as hundreds of community members to collect nonperishable food items. All collected items will be delivered to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank in Mesa on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Some of the nonperishable food items. (Submitted photo)

Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, has a mission to provide food and basic necessities to our neighbors in need and to unite the community in the fight against hunger. In 2017, Matthew’s Crossing served nearly 80,000 individuals, according to the release.

“Our board, staff and volunteers strive to serve our clients with compassion so that they can preserve their dignity and have hope for a happier and healthier future,” Jan Terhune, executive director of Matthew’s Crossing, said in the release.

This fall marked the eighth anniversary of the Movers for Meals program, which was first introduced in Michigan in 2010. By 2012, Two Men and a Truck franchises donated 16,000 pounds of food to food banks across the state. The program is expected to continue its nationwide reach this year.

For more information on the program, visit twomenandatruck.com/community-service.

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