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No Fools Here! Nelson Westerberg & Copher Moving Support Local Chicagoans During April Foods Day

May 10, 2022

April Foods Day is an annual food collection event, hosted by United Way that addresses food insecurity in the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago. The event took place at the Tinley Park Convention Center, where they collected more than 78,000 lbs of donations for 10 food pantries in south and southwest Chicago. 

In preparation for the event, Nelson Westerberg of Illinois volunteered to transport 16,000, 1-liter water bottles donated by Teddy’s Fruit & Meat Market, a family-owned fresh meat market in Illinois. 

Additionally, another Move For Hunger mover transported food donate at the event itself.  Copher Movers & Storage, an agent for Wheaton and part of the Move For Hunger network, volunteered to transport 10,000lbs of nonperishable food donations from the event.

Copher Movers & Storage have been part of the Move For Hunger network since 2010, and has since collected and provided nearly 13,000lbs of donations, equalling over 10,700 meals for Chicagoans in need.

Nelson Westerberg partnered with Move For Hunger in 2012, and has consistently shown its dedication to fighting hunger across the United States (which is why there were named as a Partner of the Year in 2021). With offices in Illinois, Texas, and New Jersey, they have collectively contributed 570,000 meals to food insecure communities.

Nelson Westerberg is also sponsoring our 2nd Annual Move 2 Fight Hunger Challenge, along with Weichert Mobility Workforce, to help raise awareness on childhood hunger. Sign up for the challenge, which runs throughout June, here!

In Illinois, 1.2 million people are considered food insecure, with nearly 500,000 individuals located in the Greater Chicago area. We are so thankful for the efforts of our movers to reduce the impact of hunger in their communities!

If you’re interested in joining us in the fight against hunger, join our mover network! You can also host a food drive to support food insecure communities in your town!