What’s better than Girl Scout Cookies? 90,000+ lbs of donated Girl Scout Cookies! Taking time out of their busy schedule, Central Moving & Storage of Orlando transported all of the treats to multiple food banks in the local area which made the mover an easy choice for our Mover of the Month.
At a time when people are still reeling from COVID and the Delta variant is surging in many southern states including Florida, thousands of people will be able to experience at least a small bit of joy that is a Thin Mint, Tagalong, or another one of their favorite Girl Scout cookies.
They transported the food to the Human Crisis Center, Southeastern Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and Give Kids the World.
Central Moving & Storage, a Wheaton agent, was one of the original members of Move For Hunger, joining all the way back in 2009. They have since helped transport over 75,000 meals to those in need.
“Central Moving & Storage has a long partnership with the Girl Scouts,” said Jason Fontaine, President of Central Moving & Storage. “Because of the pandemic, we had a surplus of Girl Scout Cookies that were going to go to waste. We knew that Move For Hunger could provide many families with cookies that they otherwise couldn’t afford. We hoped that something as simple as a Girl Scout cookie, could bring some normalcy back into these families’ lives.”
The sunshine state is the fourth highest in total food-insecure people with over 2.5 million. This includes 1 in 6 that go to bed hungry every night. It’s movers like Central Moving & Storage that have committed to the cause and volunteer their time, trucks, and people to help fight end hunger.
“This past year has been very hard on everyone, including us,” Jason continued. “We managed to weather the storm, but others weren’t as lucky. We feel very fortunate and obligated to help those in need until they can get back on their feet.”
We thank them for their support and congratulate them on being named our August Mover of the Month! Want to be part of our mover network? Click here to learn more.