The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world in so many ways — not just causing illness and death, but loss of jobs, income, community, etc. Relief organizations are called upon now more than ever to support a growing audience of people who find themselves faced with unforeseen challenges.
Convoy was recently called upon to help deliver much-needed food service supplies donated by Dart Container Corporation of Mason, Michigan. Dart, one of the world’s largest food and beverage packaging manufacturers, donated two truckloads of foodservice products — approximately 90,000 lbs. of goods — to Matthew 25: Ministries (M25M) in Cincinnati, Ohio. M25M is an international humanitarian and disaster relief organization that works tirelessly to provide nutritional food to the hungry, clean water to the thirsty, clothing to the naked, affordable shelter to the homeless, medical care to the ill, and humanitarian supplies to those in need.
Convoy and Dart began partnering in 2019. Dart leverages Convoy GO, a universal Trailer Pool Program since drop trailer capacity is particularly valuable to Dart logistics. When Dart reached out to Convoy regarding costs to transport this donation, Convoy offered to find, book, and schedule two truck drivers to pick up this donation from their Hampstead, MD facility and transport it to M25M at no charge.
According to Dart Container’s Len Heath, Senior Traffic Scheduler – Northeast Region, “Dart is very appreciative that Convoy is a business partner that’s willing to donate their own resources to assist us in helping others. Getting product donations to those in need can be very challenging, and Convoy has helped solve that issue for us. Going forward, we hope to partner with Convoy for other charitable projects so together, we can support communities in need.”
What’s next for the Dart-Convoy relationship? Convoy is currently Dart Container’s only digital freight provider and is expanding the relationship to adopt additional Convoy programs to drive even more efficiency in their transportation operations.
Convoy is ready and able to provide transportation for any shipper that needs transportation for their donation. Convoy has already hauled over 1 million pounds of donations for businesses across the country. Donors can email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a truck.