RMX Supports Food Bank For New York City
RMX is proud to serve as the primary carrier for the food delivery needs of the Food Bank For New York City, one of the largest arms of Feeding America.
For 36 years, Food Bank for NYC has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. As New York City continues to contend with the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic shutdown, New Yorkers are struggling to put food on the table for themselves and their families.
As we continue to navigate the detrimental impact of the pandemic on our city, RMX is dedicated to aiding the efforts of the Food Bank For NYC. RMX outfitted some of its local carriers with lift gates to compensate for the lack of loading docks so that drivers can unload their pallets from the street. Though these were expensive modifications, costing about $10,000 each, Matt Reingold, the Director of Last Mile at RMX Global Logistics, said it was well worth it because the Food Bank now accounts for 80% of RMX’s last mile work.
“This has been a rewarding project because they are doing such great work as an organization and we are incredibly proud to be helping them,” -Matt Reingold.
Even before COVID-19, the demand for food was already high. Food Bank For New York City’s most recent research report, New Yorkers Don’t Live Single-Issue Lives, released in February 2020 before the COVID-19 outbreak, revealed that a growing percentage of New Yorkers were already struggling to meet basic needs and relying more onemergency food programs due to the rising cost of living in New York City. Nearly 74% of food pantries and soup kitchens have reported an increase in the overall number of visitors compared to the previous year.
Facing growing food insecurity and a simultaneous need to reimagine how to distribute it in adherence to emerging health guidelines, Food Bank For New York City – whose network reaches 90% of the city’s zip codes and includes nearly all of its soup kitchens and food pantries – has led the way in innovating and adapting rapidly to fight food poverty in struggling neighborhoods and across the city so that every New Yorker has enough to eat. All of the staff here at RMX is extremely gratified to be a part of the effort to help fill the gap and deliver food and supplies to where they are needed most.
To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org