Since the very beginning, Wheaton Van Lines has also been a strong partner of ours in the fight against hunger. Move For Hunger got started with one moving company - Lowy’s Moving Service, the family business of our Executive Director and Founder, Adam Lowy. The company dates back over 100 years and is part of Wheaton World Wide Moving. So when we say, they have been with us from the beginning, we really mean the very first move.
Since then, year in and year out, Wheaton continues to make an impact and 2020 was no exception. Combining about 30 different agents under the Wheaton banner, they transported 338,000 lbs of food this year which is over 280,000 meals. All-Time, they have delivered over 3.5 million lbs of food.
Because their companies are spread all across the United States, Move For Hunger and Wheaton can deliver food to the local food banks in the same area that they were collected. This year is even more important as the number of food-insecure people in this country is expected to increase by almost 50% and surpass 50 million people in total.
"From the outset, we’ve believed in the Move For Hunger mission, “ said Mark Kirschner, Chief Executive Officer of Wheaton World Wide. “As the Wheaton family has grown to include not just Wheaton World Wide Moving but also Bekins Van Lines, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines, and Arpin Van Lines, we’re encouraged that our network of participating agents wanting to make a difference in their communities has grown as well so we can significantly impact the problem of hunger."
If the past is any indication, Wheaton will continue to play a pivotal role in Move For Hunger and the fight to end hunger.