Movers for Meals collects food for Stewpot - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Movers for Meals collects food for Stewpot

RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

One metro area business saw a need and decided to help make sure a Jackson charity can feed those who turn to their shelters for food and comfort.

Two Men and A Truck launched Movers for Meals and they hope you will join them in donating to the needy.

Their large vehicles normally haul furniture and household goods but they will soon be filled with food headed to Stewpot Community Services.

"We just wanted to make sure that no family goes without a Thanksgiving meal this Thanksgiving," said Two Men and A Truck General Manager Michael Sham.

The moving company executive came up with "Movers for Meals" to help the less fortunate in the area through Stewpot.

Since October first they have been collecting canned goods and non-perishable foods in preparation for Thursday's feast and beyond.

Donations are being taken at their Ridgeland location on Commerce Park Drive and at Jackson Fire Stations in hopes that the public will join the cause.

"The community response has been outstanding. We've gotten about 500 to 600 canned foods donated so far and tomorrow we're hoping to pick up that much and maybe more. And then we're gonna also in kind donate the same exact amount to the Stewpot," said Sham.

The Jackson charity serves more than 60,000 meals each year through the community kitchen. That includes daily lunches, Meals on Wheels deliveries to the elderly and disabled and feeding the needy at shelters.

The food drive continues through November 25th.

Everything from macaroni and cheese to green beans will make a difference and a meal for a family or person in need.

"We're always trying to give something back to the community that gives to us," added sham."

Tuesday the movers deliver their haul to Stewpot.

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