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January 21, 2013 | 2:15 pm | Written by

Evansville-Based Atlas Van Lines Teams with Move For Hunger to Host Food Drive

By Ryan O’Bryan Yesterday
Grocery Cart Food Donations
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The collaboration will benefit the Tri-State Food Bank.

 

Atlas Van Lines has been a prominent business in Evansville for as long as I can remember, and I’ve been an Evansville resident since day one 36 years ago. In that time, they’ve become one of the leading moving companies in the nation, and never hesitate to help the community it’s called home for decades.

Move for Hunger is nation-wide non-profit “who fights nationwide hunger by gathering non-perishable food items from household moves and collections to deliver to local communities’ food banks,” according to a press release from the agency representing Atlas Van Lines.

The food drive will take place on Friday, February 1st from 8am-4pm at all Schnucks locations in Evansville, and Atlas Van Lines headquarters at the intersection of Highway 41 and St. George Road on Evansville’s north side.

Atlas will provide trucks at each Schnucks location to collect donations from the public. Shetler Moving & Storage Inc., a local Atlas agent, will also be donating two trucks to the food drive effort. The items will be delivered to the Tri-State Food Bank, which services 33 counties in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois, at the conclusion of the drive.

The community is encouraged to donate non-perishable food items such as cereal, soup, vegetables, pasta, rice and peanut butter.

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.