Every month, Move For Hunger recognizes a moving company that has exceeded our expectations. For the month of October, we are celebrating University Moving & Storage of Farmington Hills as our Mover of the Month!
University Moving & Storage, an agent with North American Van Lines, stepped up to the plate (no pun intended) to help Move For Hunger achieve one of their greatest feats yet - breaking a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™title. The team of movers spent the day on October 12, 2023 at the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center with the Move For Hunger team and a group of volunteers to set up 13,000 cereal boxes in an intrinsic design to be toppled like cereal boxes.
The crew started their day bright and early with a cereal-ously large load of boxes and boxes of (you guessed it) cereal generously donated from Kroger and W.K. Kellogg. Once the trucks were empty, the University Moving & Storage team then turned their attention to helping set up, clearing out empty boxes cluttering the court, and offering their help wherever it was needed.
After a successful topple, the hard work was barely over - the moving crew still needed all of the cereal boxes loaded back up into their trucks to deliver the donations to local Detroit families in need. The next several hours were spent repacking hundreds of boxes, loading them onto pallets, and then getting them into the backs of the trucks.
When the day was long gone (and the volunteers), the University Moving & Storage crew remained loading up boxes and making sure the donations got safely to those who needed them.
On behalf of University Moving and Storage, we are humbled by this recognition and proud to partner with Move For Hunger on its crusade to mobilize the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. Our motivation behind this partnership is simple: we want to make a positive difference in our communities and help those who are struggling with food insecurity.-
Andy adds, “We believe that giving back is not only a moral duty, but also a rewarding experience. Especially right now, when the U.S. economy is still recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and higher inflation has exacerbated the hunger crisis and left millions of people in need of food assistance. We feel it is our responsibility to use our resources and expertise to support Move For Hunger's mission. By collecting and delivering non-perishable food items from our customers who are moving, we can help reduce food waste and provide meals to local food banks and pantries.”
Since joining the Move For Hunger network in 2013, University Moving & Storage- Farmington Hills has been an exemplary contributor to fighting the injustice of food insecurity in Michigan. Their dedication to fighting hunger has provided nearly 41,500 meals to local communities, providing over 34,500 meals.
“We can’t thank the University Moving & Storage team enough for their hard work and selflessness in being able to partake in fighting against food insecurity across the United States,” said Adam Lowy, Founder and Executive Director of Move For Hunger.
In Michigan, nearly 1.2 million residents are affected by food insecurity. That’s nearly 12% of the state’s current population. We are fortunate to have hard working hunger fighting heroes at University Moving & Storage - Farmington Hills to help feed communities in need.
Want to join the fight against hunger and join our network? We’d love to have you!