Quality Move Management Provides More Than 47,000 Meals to Canadians in NeedJanuary 28, 2019 | 2:10 pm |
Household food insecurity in Canada has been on the rise. According to PROOF, the prevalence of food insecurity in Canada increased from 11.3% in 2007-08 to 12.4% in 2011-12, which was the last time a survey of every province was conducted. More than 4 million Canadians, and 1 of every 8 households, struggle to put food on the table.
And that’s why we are now working with relocation specialists all across Canada to reduce food waste and fight hunger. Sixty Canadian moving companies now provide their customers with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Although all of those partners have made an impact, none have been more prolific than Quality Move Management (QMM), whose four branches have combined to collect more than 120,500 lbs. of food since 2012 — enough to provide 100,000 meals.
One of the big keys to QMM’s success is their annual holiday food drive. In 2017, they collected more than 52,000 lbs. of food, which is an incredible accomplishment! Yet, QMM wasn’t satisfied, and they pledged that they’d be able to do even better in 2018.
From November 1-December 28, QMM’s branches in Brampton, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver collected donations of peanut butter, tuna, canned fruit/vegetables, and other non-perishable items to help provide meals for their neighbors in need. Over the course of those 2 months QMM’s clients, owner-operators, and suppliers donated more than 57,400 lbs. of food! Not only was that a personal best, it was also one of Move For Hunger’s largest donations of the entire year!
QMM’s crews in each city personally delivered the donations their local food bank: Knights Table (Brampton), The Calgary Food Bank, Edmonton’s Food Bank, and the Surrey Food Bank (Vancouver).
We know that it’s going to take more than a food drive to solve hunger, but events like this are still critical to the cause. Thank you to everyone from Quality Move Management for keeping the shelves stocked, and for raising awareness about hunger in the communities you serve!
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