JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As many Northeast Florida meals pantries are seeing a rise in demand as a result of impression of COVID-19, a Southside transferring firm is stepping as much as assist. Baymeadows Movers instructed News4Jax that enterprise is slowing down as a result of pandemic. As an alternative of shedding workers, the corporate stated it’s paying its staff to assist the BEAM Meals Financial institution and Feeding Northeast Florida. “It’s proper up our alley,” gross sales supervisor Chris McCreary stated.RELATED: How one can assist native meals pantries in the course of the pandemicOn Thursday, McCreary’s staff picked up packing containers and cartons of meals from at the very least three main grocery retailers to ship to the meals banks. “Most of their volunteers are 65 or older in order that’s why most of them can’t be there proper now,” stated McCreary. “So, they’re in massive want of volunteers and in order that’s figuring out nicely. They’ve been actually appreciative, actually grateful.” BEAM stated the corporate’s volunteer efforts assist sustain with the rising demand for meals in the course of the pandemic. As of Thursday, the non-profit says its meals banks are at 100-percent capability. “Even within the face of adversity I believe everybody generally is a hero for any individual and we’re seeing that proper now,” stated Gracie Simendinger, BEAM’s director of improvement. Because of the pandemic, BEAM is asking folks to make donations on-line. Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax – All rights reserved.