Hi, it’s Heather from the Halloo marketing team! I recently connected with one of our Halloo contest winners, Matthew of VA Daily Bread (the marketing arm of the Virginia Region of One Harvest Food Ministries), who told me a little bit about his organization.
One Harvest Food Ministries is a not-for-profit based out of Loganville, Georgia, that partners with community organizations, other not-for-profits, and faith-based organizations to provide food boxes at wholesale prices. These food boxes typically can feed a family of four for a week. The menu of included items changes on a regular basis, but might contain pre-cooked hamburgers, buns, and the like. There are also several box options including pre-packaged individual servings, and fruit and vegetables only.
These boxes are designed to be more nutritional than many snacks and other pre-packaged choices and offer consumers a savings of 20-60% off of retail prices. One Harvest food boxes help those that don’t necessarily know where their next meal will come from as well as the budget conscious. More than 12,000 homes are served nationally on a monthly basis, within seven partner states. During holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, demand for these food boxes increases by 4-6 times normal volume.
Every month, a semi will pick up food from Georgia, and drive to several different locations within Virginia over the course of a long weekend. At each stop, food is taken off the truck, broken down into units, and picked up by partner organizations within the area.
By providing food boxes within the community, One Harvest makes meaningful connections with individuals, letting them know that they are loved. They also provide participating families and organizations the opportunity to save, serve, and connect with others.
Matthew says that Halloo allows VA Daily Bread to advertise one phone number and direct callers to the needed information, such as how to use EBT cards, via the auto attendant. Halloo also helps roll calls to other team members so that a “real person” is available to answer calls. Plus, Matthew can direct calls to his cell phone or his partner’s phone while they’re away from the office.
Thank you, Matthew, for choosing Halloo and allowing us the opportunity to grow your business with you. We appreciate all that you do to bring food and service to our communities!