Making Time to Make A Difference

September 27, 2016 | 3:10 pm | Written by

As anyone who’s ever worked in the relocation industry will tell you, summer is the busiest time of year. The increased workload hasn’t stopped our partners from making time to give back to their communities. Since May, our moving partners have delivered over 473,000 pounds of food – that’s over 394,000 meals – to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada. Here’s a closer look at just a few of the events they’ve been involved in this summer:

marksmovingandstoragefillatruckseptember2016Mark’s Moving & Storage, an Arpin agent, filled a truck with over 1,000 pounds of food to support the Needham Community Council Food Pantry in Massachusetts.

White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery partnered with over a dozen businesses in the Vero Beach, Florida area to host a summer food drive.

Montway Auto Transport and Movers Specialty Service were our first members to hold “Can the CEO” food drives.

NorthStar Moving collected over 7,000 pounds of food during their Let’s Send Hunger Packing drive.

Dunmar Moving Systems of Roanoke teamed up with a Harley Davidson dealership in Lynchburg, Virginia to collect over 600 pounds of food over Labor Day weekend.

Crown Relocations of Los Angeles co-sponsored a food drive with the Huntington Beach Public Library.

Mordue Moving & Storage, an Arpin agent, picked up over 400 pounds of food from the Morton Pumpkin Festival’s food drive and delivered it to the Midwest Food Bank in Peoria.mortonpumkinfestival2016jimmaloofmorduemoving-4

Hopkins & Sons, an Atlas agent, picked-up and delivered nearly 2,500 pounds of food from the Girls on the Run 5k food drive in Wilmington, Delaware.

Gentle Giant Moving Company of Philadelphia gleaned over 8,000 pounds of fresh corn from farms in Southern New Jersey.

A number of our partners once again volunteered their time to assist with the NALC’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Thank you to everyone who played a part in helping us collect so much food this summer!

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.