As the nation continues to feel the impact of COVID-19, more and more companies are taking the initiative to support those who need it during this difficult time.
An example of this is one of our Echo clients, GoGo squeeZ, a leading brand in healthy and portable snacks. Since the onset of the COVID-19 situation, they have donated more than $1.5 million worth of their food products to over 500 organizations across the country.
When schools began shutting down in mid-March to reduce the spread of the virus, countless students lost access to free or low-cost meals provided by their schools. To help mitigate this problem, GoGo squeeZ immediately took action and began working with schools to provide their healthy snacks to children in need.
As the coronavirus outbreak progressed, it became clear that many more groups of people could benefit from GoGo squeeZ’s healthy snacks since they come in individual pouches that do not require utensils. To accommodate as many people as possible, GoGo squeeZ expanded their outreach to hospitals, food pantries, nonprofits, and more.
Because GoGo squeeZ has been managing countless donations to organizations across the U.S., they reached out to our team at Echo Global Logistics, their 3PL partner, to coordinate shipments of over 15,500 snacks to 10 hospitals in the Chicagoland area. Echo’s team of logistics professionals handled all aspects of the transportation process for GoGo squeeZ, so they could focus on continuing to help those in greatest need.
“We are grateful for Echo’s partnership as we work to make a positive impact during these uncertain times,” said Michel Larroche, Chief Executive Officer of MOM Group, the company that owns GoGo squeeZ. “Their logistics professionals are knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to work with. They completely managed the transportation of our products from beginning to end, enabling us to spend more time focusing on providing our snacks to those in need.”
GoGo squeeZ plans to keep donating healthy snacks to hospitals, schools, and charitable organizations throughout the duration of the COVID-19 situation. Echo will continue to provide secure shipments of their snacks to those who need them most.
“At Echo, we’re pleased to support GoGo squeeZ as they rise to the occasion to help hospital workers, students, and those most vulnerable,” said Doug Waggoner, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer at Echo. “Our experts are dedicated to streamlining transportation management for our clients and remain committed to providing exceptional service in these unprecedented times.”
During this time, Echo remains fully operational, continuing to service all modes of transportation, including truckload, partial truckload, LTL, intermodal, and expedited. Drawing on our network of more than 50,000 carriers, our team diligently monitors your shipments from origin to destination to ensure your freight delivers on time, safely, and within budget.
If you would like more information on GoGo squeeZ and their assortment of healthy snacks, please visit www.gogosqueez.com.
WCIU-TV’s The Jam, a local Chicago morning show, featured Echo in their coverage of this story. Click here to watch the news segment.
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