Donor Spotlight: Bayshore

BayshoreBy Mike Dombkoski, Communications Intern

Bayshore Moving & Storage has had a long standing partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware. This partnership was recently highlighted when Bayshore was named Partner of the Year for 2013 by our organization at our annual awards dinner.

Bayshore has provided tractors, trailers, trucks, drivers and logistical support for the Food Bank for numerous events, most recently being the Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers food drive in May. Bayshore also went beyond the call of duty this past fall when they helped deliver food to victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York.

The Food Bank of Delaware appreciates everything the strong relationship with Bayshore has brought us. One particular advocate of the partnership is Andrew Larmore, Bayshore’s manager of the Delaware branch and a new Food Bank of Delaware board member.

“The best part about the partnership is the feeling of knowing that you are able to help people,” said Larmore. “[The Food Bank of Delaware] is very blessed and fortunate to have such a wonderful group of employees that really care about people. Everyone should make more of an effort to help.”

The Food Bank would not be able to accomplish much of what we have done without the help of Bayshore. Larmore credits the beginning of the partnership to a Food Bank of Delaware volunteer who had a sister who was an employee at Bayshore.

“We were always aware of [the Food Bank.] It took talking to her to wake up one day and realize we should do something.”

That day was several years ago now and the partnership has only strengthened as time has passed. Larmore and Bayshore have actually spread word of the work of the Food Bank to other companies as well.

“[Bayshore] is always talking to other companies about ways they can help out. SupplyOne packaging company has donated containers to the Food Bank,” Larmore said. “Not many days go by where we don’t think of other companies that can help out.”

This continued support has helped us get involved with other organizations across the state.

Larmore and Bayshore hope more people and companies can get involved with the Food Bank and other non-profit organizations in order to help the community at large.

“Helping is the least Bayshore can do. It’s so frustrating to see those hungry when we are so fortunate. It is our responsibility to help.”

The Food Bank of Delaware thanks Andy Larmore and Bayshore for all of their contributions!

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