On Monday, April 5, the northAmerican® Van Lines agent network and Move For Hunger kicked off it’s first Great northAmerican Food Drive. April 5 – 11, northAmerican agents in the U.S. and Canada will be collecting non-perishable food items in their community and delivering those donations to local food banks on April 12.
Move For Hunger and northAmerican Van Lines have been partners since 2013. During that time, 76 northAmerican agents have combined to collect over 500,000 lbs of food (over 400,000 meals) and transport it to those in need at a local food bank.
“We are thrilled to partner with northAmerican Van Lines on this project,” says Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. They’ve been an amazing supporter of ours for many years and have answered the call, literally, time and time again whenever there was food that needed rescuing.”
This nationwide initiative could not come at a more important time. Because of the pandemic, 17 million more people are struggling to find their next meal. In total, over 54 million Americans, including 1 in 4 kids, are considered food insecure. In Canada, food banks have experienced a 76% increase in new clients, and 1 in 3 children are going hungry*.
“The northAmerican agent family has been supporting the communities where they live and work for over 86 years,” says Kevin Murphy, Vice President and General Manager, North American Van Lines, Inc. “As essential employees throughout the pandemic, northAmerican agents have witnessed first-hand the impact of COVID-19 on their communities and were ready to help. We are proud to have such dedicated and community-focused agents in our network and are honored to partner with an outstanding organization like Move For Hunger.”
Many thanks to the following northAmerican agents and their teams who have made this effort possible.
A-1 Freeman Relocation of Houston Texas
A. Arnold Moving of Kansas City, Kansas
Andy’s Transfer of Glendale, California
Arnoff Moving & Storage, Poughkeepsie, New York
Bedwell Moving Systems, Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Beltmann Relocation Group, Copley, Ohio
Beltmann Relocation Group, Roselle, Illinois
Beltmann Relocation Group, Peoria, Illinois
Beltmann Relocation Group, Addison, Illinois
Beltmann Relocation Group, Denver, Colorado
Beltmann Relocation Group, Montrose, Colorado
Cord Moving & Storage, St. Louis, Missouri
David Moving Company, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
E. E. Ward Moving & Storage, Charlotte, North Carolina
E. E. Ward Moving & Storage, Columbus, Ohio
First Class Moving Systems, Tampa, Florida
George Moving & Storage, Freedom, Pennsylvania
Hall Lane Moving & Storage, Commack, New York
John Gray Moving & Storage, Dorval, Quebec, Canada
Lile International, Salem, Oregon
Lile Moving & Storage, Lakewood, Washington
Mother Lode Van & Storage, Rancho Cordova, California
Moving Solutions, Mentor, Ohio
Rainbow Movers, Franklin, Massachusetts
The Other Moving Company, Hayes, Virginia
University Moving & Storage, Farmington Hills, Michigan
University Moving & Storage, Whitestown, Indiana
Ward North American, Austin, Texas
Ward North American, Garland, Texas
Ward North American, Killeen, Texas
Ward North American, San Antonio, Texas
If you live in one of the following neighborhoods and receive a Front Porch Food Drive bag and flyer, or if you see a Move For Hunger donation box at a local retailer, please join us in helping fight food insecurity in your community by donating.
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