SOMERVILLE, MA – Gentle Giant Moving Company has been recognized for delivering 31,000 pounds of food – enough to provide more than 25,000 meals – to the Greater Boston Food Bank.
People tend to throw a lot of “stuff” away when they move, including perfectly good food. As part of Move For Hunger’s national network of relocation professionals, Gentle Giant Moving Company provides their customers with the opportunity to donate unopened, non-perishable food during the moving process and volunteers to deliver the donations to the food bank, free of charge. Gentle Giant Moving Company has also volunteered to assist with local food drives, has organized disaster relief drives, and has rescued food/beverages from the Boston Marathon.
“More than 616,000 people in Massachusetts are food insecure, including 1 in 9 children,” said Adam Lowy, Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “Gentle Giant Moving Company has been one of the biggest supporters of our mission to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We are so proud to call them our partners.”
“We are proud to be part of Move for Hunger’s mission to reduce food waste in the communities where we operate and beyond,” said Jennifer Flanagan of Gentle Giant Moving Company. “They make it simple and fulfilling to get involved with such a worthy cause.”
More than 40 million Americans face hunger each day. Meanwhile, 40% of the food in the United States each year is wasted. Through the support of partners like Gentle Giant Moving Company, Move For Hunger can continue to reduce food waste and fight hunger nationwide.
Move For Hunger is a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.
Gentle Giant Moving Company is a national local and long-distance moving company, headquartered in Boston and with locations in 11 states. In addition to moving services, we also offer storage options, craning services in Massachusetts, a materials department and piano moving. For more information, please visit https://www.gentlegiant.com/.