Apex Moving + Storage, an Atlas Van Lines agent, has been named our 2018 Mover of the Year. Last year, Apex Moving + Storage delivered more than 91,700 lbs. of food to food banks and pantries in the greater Nashville area, which is enough to provide 76,400 meals! The award was presented on March 26 at the American Moving & Storage Association’s 2019 Education Conference and Expo in Houston, Texas.
People tend to throw a lot of “stuff” away when they move, including perfectly good food. As part of Move For Hunger’s national network of relocation professionals, Apex Moving + Storage provides their customers with the opportunity to donate unopened, non-perishable food during the moving process and volunteers to deliver the donations to the local food bank, free of charge.
In addition to collecting food from its clients, Apex Moving & Storage has also volunteered its time and resources to assist in other ways. Apex Moving + Storage organized 15 food drives at schools in Antioch and the surrounding communities ilast year. They also provided transportation to several of their local food banks, including delivering 27,000 lbs. of frozen turkeys and non-perishables to The Help Center in Van Leer just in time for Thanksgiving.
“Apex Moving + Storage provided more than 76,000 meals to their neighbors in need last year,” said Adam Lowy, Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “The work they are doing to fight hunger in Tennessee is so inspiring. They are proof that socially responsible moving companies can truly make a difference in the communities they serve.”
More than 41 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, are food insecure – they lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Meanwhile, 40% of all the food produced in the U.S. each year ends up in a landfill or is left to rot in a field. Apex Moving + Storage recognized the tragedy of so much food going to waste when so many people don’t have enough to eat, and joined Move For Hunger in 2011 to help provide meals to their neighbors in need.