Johnson Applied Solutions in Hooksett began delivering bulk food for the NH Food Bank to the organization's community food pantries and agencies. In its first run, Johnson Applied Solutions, a disabled veteran-owned small business and delivery support partner for Amazon, delivered more than 3,000 pounds of food for the towns of Swanzey, Troy, and Marlborough, driving more than 260 miles.
“These kids have not had milk in weeks. We don’t know what to say except thank you," said Program Director Sue Bemmis of the The Kidz Cupboard in Marlborough.
Lt. Col. Ted Johnson, who is the owner of Johnson Applied Solutions, established the business in 2019, expanding the company’s supply-chain management and delivery services to support the Amazon-Hooksett Delivery Service Partnership program.
He says his company’s ethos of community service is part of their everyday mission. “It was immediately evident from the feedback I was receiving from my team as they delivered packages to hard-hit communities that the number one challenge for families, aside from employment, was food insecurity,” said Johnson. “I directed my operations team to resource a food drive and delivery program and deploy our resources immediately.
The company's chief of operations Jaime Martinez served with Johnson in the U.S. Army and says during their deployments they often had to rebuild communities while securing lines of logistics.
Martinez said, “Our entire team is excited to be part of this effort and we are grateful to be able to assist our fellow New Hampshire families and communities.”
Johnson Applied Solutions will also be conducting a coordinated food drive with the Amazon-Hooksett team and begin delivering these items to the Hooksett community on a weekly basis.