northAmerican® Renews Partnership with Move For Hunger, Collects 25,000+ lbs. in Food Donations through U.S. and Canada Food Drive
RED BANK, NEW JERSEY – northAmerican® Van Lines, a leader in relocation services, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, announced today their renewed partnership that will help provide much-needed assistance to food banks across the United States. As a partner, northAmerican® Van Lines will support Move For Hunger’s food rescue and hunger relief programs. To date, Move For Hunger’s network of relocation professionals and multi-family properties has collected and delivered more than 22 million pounds of food – providing over 18 million meals – to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada.
Move For Hunger and northAmerican Van Lines have been partners since 2011 and have 76 participating agents as part of the Move For Hunger network. Over the past eight years, northAmerican Van Lines and its agents have helped transport over half a million meals to those in need.
During the week of April 5-11, the two companies combined to host the Great northAmerican Food Drive, an initiative that brought together 32 food drives hosted by different northAmerican Van Line agents spread across 18 different states and Canada. The weeklong initiative collected 25,700 pounds of food which is the equivalent of 21,500 meals. The food was distributed to local food banks in various cities.
"northAmerican Van Lines has been an amazing supporter of ours since our early days," says Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move for Hunger. "When they approached us with this idea of holding 30+ food drives simultaneously, we jumped at the opportunity. While we host hundreds of food drives every year, we have never done one on this scale before."
"Food insecurity has always been a big issue in the United States and Canada, but the pandemic has amplified the need. Food pantries have been hit with unprecedented requests for food from individuals and families directly impacted by COVID-19," said Kevin Murphy, Vice President and General Manager of northAmerican Van Lines. "northAmerican and its agent network are committed to supporting the communities we serve in any way possible. We are proud and honored to partner with Move For Hunger, an organization that is truly making a difference in the fight against hunger."
Food insecurity touches every community in the country. At the start of the pandemic, 37 million Americans were going hungry and due to the pandemic that increased to 42 million Americans including 13 million children. Move For Hunger rose to the challenge by transporting 40% more food in 2020 than its previous record-setting year in 2019. Through the support of partners like northAmerican Van Lines and its parent company SIRVA, who is also a partner, Move For Hunger can continue to fight for the families, individuals and children who are most in need of food assistance.
Please join us in thanking the following participating northAmerican agents:
A-1 Freeman (Houston TX)
A. Arnold Moving (Kansas City KS)
Andy's Transfer & Storage (Glendale CA)
Arnoff Moving & Storage (Poughkeepsie NY)
Bedwell Moving Systems (Ontario, Canada)
Beltmann Relocation (Addison IL)
Beltmann Relocation (Roselle, IL)
Beltmann Relocation (Ohio)
Beltmann Relocation (Peoria IL)
David Moving Company (Baton Rouge LA)
Cord Moving (St. Louis MO)
E. E. Ward (Charlette NC)
E. E. Ward (Columbus OH)
First Class Moving Systems (Tampa FL)
George Moving (Freedom PA)
Hall Lane Moving & Storage (Commack NY)
John Gray Moving (Quebec City Canada)
Lile International (Salem OR)
Lile Moving (Kent WA)
Mother Lode Van & Storage (Rancho Cordova CA)
Moving Solutions (Mentor OH)
Rainbow Movers (Franklin MA)
The Other Moving Company (Hayes VA)
University Moving (Farmington Hills MI)
University Moving (West Chester OH)
University Moving (Whitestown IN)
Ward North American (Austin TX)
Ward North American (Garland TX)
Ward North American (Killeen TX)
Ward North American (San Antonio TX)
About Move For Hunger
Move For Hunger (501(c)(3) 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.