Atlas Canada Agents Collect 2,200+ LBS. of Food For Thanksgiving

November 1, 2018 | 12:40 pm | Written by

The arrival of Fall is a very exciting time of year. The leaves change color, apple and pumpkin flavors return, and the summer heat finally subsides. At Move For Hunger, we especially look forward to Fall because of all the incredible Thanksgiving food drives that take place. Seeing the kindness in our network of movers, apartment communities and more are increasingly inspiring every year, and Atlas Canada is a perfect example of that.

From September 4-October 12, Atlas Canada agents Jay’s Transportation, Mackie Moving Systems and AMJ Campbell, all joined forces to provide holiday meals for families in need. Each company held food drives at multiple locations, collecting items such as peanut butter, tuna, pasta, cereal and more. Atlas Canada knew it was the perfect way to kick off the fall season, and they even incorporated a fun competition for a pizza party!

By the end of the food drive, a total of 2,250 pounds of food was collected between all three agents! That’s enough to provide 1,875 meals to families across Canada. The food was then delivered to various food banks, including the Partners in Mission Food Bank, Feed the Need in Durham, Regina Food Bank, and more.

With food insecurity affecting 1 in 8 Canadian households, the hard work of Jay’s Transportation, Mackie Moving Systems and AMJ Campbell is so incredibly important. The donations will positively change the lives of many in their local communities! Thank you so much to all of the locations that participated:

AMJ Campbell Kingston

Jay’s Swift Current

Jay’s Moose Jaw

Jay’s Regina

Jay’s Regina Repair Shop

Jay’s Regina Freight

Jay’s Calgary

Jay’s Saskatoon

Mackie Moving Oshawa

Mackie Moving Markham

Looking to host your own food drive this fall? We can help you get started!

About Move For Hunger

More than 41 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with food insecurity each day. Hunger exists in every state, county, and congressional district in the United States.

Move For Hunger has collected nearly 9 million pounds of food thanks, in large part, to ordinary people like you who recognized the urgency of the problem and decided to take action. We need your support to continue providing meals for our neighbors in need.

We have delivered more than

14,460,092
pounds

of food to food banks across United States & Canada.

These food donations account for more than

12,050,077
meals

for people in need.