Each month, we recognize one of our outstanding movers for their extraordinary commitment to fighting hunger in their community. Their extraordinary commitment to fighting hunger in their community. For April, this month's title goes to Bekins Moving Solutions in Tucson, Arizona.
A division of Bekins A-1 Movers in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, Bekins Moving Solutions - Tucson has been working with Move for Hunger since 2014. Bekins Moving Solutions has transported 25,995 meals in 2022, and have already collected 1,970 lbs of food which is equal to 1,642 meals.
Throughout the month of April, they transported food donations from 10 separate properties to different local food banks in their area. One of those trips was a transportation of about 335 lbs of donations, providing more than 275 meals to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona Main Branch. From that trip, Bekins Moving Solutions in Tucson delivered around 335 pounds of nourishments - 279 meals. These transports were part of the MC Companies Spring into Action Food Drives to help relieve hunger in their local communities.
“We have always supported Mover for Hunger as much as we can. To dedicate a lifetime with the goal of delivering hot meals to people & families in need that cannot make ends meet just to feed themselves and/or families is the kind of organization we would always support,” said Eric Anderson, General Manager of Bekins Moving Solutions. “In a world full of animosity, we want to spread positivity & see the joy on people's faces after seeing the work we did help so many in need.”
Feeding America projects that 42 million people (1 in 8), including 13 million children (1 in 6), experienced food insecurity in 2021. More than 900,000 people are food insecure in the state of Arizona. Thanks so much to Bekins Moving Solution for recovering this food that would otherwise go to waste, and transporting it to people in need!
Interested in joining the fight against hunger? It's not too late to join the Move for Hunger team and start making a difference in your community. We strongly encourage you to sign up for our mover network or help combat food insecurity by hosting a food drive or fundraiser for those in need.