PEORIA, Ill. -- A local transportation business spent much of Wednesday picking up enough food for 5,000 meals.
'Two Men and a Truck' donated a crew and a truck, teaming up with Catholic Charities to help deliver 9,000 pounds of food to people in need in central Illinois.
The men said their mission was to support the community and non-profit entities.
"Not only the aspect of giving back to the community, but customer relationships. It's more than making the dollar and doing the actual moves. This helps in other ways in outreaching to the community,” said Two Men and a Truck Operations Manager Greg Micklos.
"The food is going to be delivered to the area where it's most needed, which is Saint Peters church, and Two Men and a Truck has been very, very generous in providing their men and their truck to transport all this food over there,” said Ministry Coordinator Sara Ramos.
Two Men and a Truck recently collected more than 650 items for women and children in need. Those items were delivered to the Center for Prevention of Abuse as part of its “Mover's for Mom's” program.