CLEVELAND, OH – Moving Ahead Services and Move For Hunger today announced a partnership that will help to provide much-needed assistance to food banks across the United States. As a partner, Moving Ahead Services, a Stevens Worldwide Van Lines agent, will support Move For Hunger’s efforts to reduce food waste and fight hunger nationwide; to date, the non-profit’s network of relocation professionals has collected and delivered more than 12.6 million pounds of food – providing more than 10.5 million meals – to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada.
When people move, they often throw out a good deal of “stuff.” Unfortunately, much of this stuff is food that could be delivered to a family in need rather than just left behind. Moving Ahead Services volunteers to collect those food items from their customers and delivers them directly to the local food banks. The service is free to customers and turns every move into an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate, simply by donating the cans and non-perishables on moving day.
“More than 41 million Americans are food insecure, including 1 in 6 children. Meanwhile, we are wasting 40% of the food we produce every year,” explains Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. “Moving Ahead Services recognizes the urgency of the problem and is committed to taking action. We are proud to call them our partners.”
“Move For Hunger has been a part of our daily operations since 2015,” said Jeff Collins, Owner of Moving Ahead Services. “It’s something that is included in every single job, every new hire training packet, and every monthly recap. We have been able to rescue food from our customers, aid corporate organizations and large events in food collection efforts, and really make an impact in the communities we serve.”
Through the support of partners like Moving Ahead Services, Move For Hunger can continue to help the more than 41 million Americans who are struggling to find their next meal.
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 12.6 million pounds of food. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit moveforhunger.org.
Moving Ahead Services is an award winning local and long distance moving company. Named 2018 Move For Hunger “Mover of the Year”, our offices in Columbus, Cleveland, Willoughby, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Moving Ahead Services provide packing, labor, storage and comprehensive moving services. For more information, visit movingaheadservices.com.
Dan Beam, Move For Hunger | [email protected] | (732) 774-0521 x 109
Heather Argenti, Moving Ahead Services | [email protected] | 877-643-4044