122619 Atg Haulin 4 Hunger

Advantage Truck Group’s Haulin’ 4 Hunger delivers thousands of meals

Dec. 26, 2019
The fleet’s annual event creates a community of giving within the trucking and business community that has helped feed almost 16,000 people in New England.

Advantage Truck Group (ATG), the largest Daimler Trucks North America dealer network in New England, is leading its annual Haulin’ 4 Hunger volunteer event to help combat hunger, an initiative launched in 2012 that has now provided nearly 16,000 fresh meals to Central Massachusetts residents who lack consistent access to enough food.

In Massachusetts, one in 11 people struggle with hunger. Through Haulin’ 4 Hunger, ATG is bringing together a team of employees and business sponsors to lead the delivery of nearly 3,000 fresh meals to six food pantry organizations.

“We believe it’s important for our company to make a difference in the communities where we live and work. Rather than gifting customers with a holiday basket, we decided to create a program – with the support of our customers – to give their gift to others,” said Kevin G. Holmes, president and CEO of ATG. “This simple idea has resulted in seven years of giving, and with the help of our customers, employees and sponsors we have been able to expand our reach and increase the number of fresh meals we provide to those in need.”

The Haulin’ 4 Hunger team of ATG employees and sponsors will be leading a caravan of trucks and hand-delivering fresh meals of hams and turkeys, along with assorted fixings, to six organizations offering food pantries and other services in Worcester County:

  • Abby’s House – providing shelter, housing, advocacy, and support to women in need
  • Jeremiah’s Inn – helping adult men live in a safe and sober environment while beginning their journey to recovery
  • South Worcester Neighborhood Center – providing social services to the South Worcester Community with a goal of personal advancement for each individual
  • St. Anne’s Food Pantry – helping individuals in need in the Greater Worcester area through St. Anne’s parish outreach program
    • St. John’s Food for the Poor Program – helping and reaching out to the poor and hungry
      • Veterans, Inc. – serving veterans and their families in New England by helping them regain control of their lives to eliminate homelessness
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