FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2014
BEKINS A-1 MOVERS, BEKINS MOVING SOLUTIONS HELP FEED THE HUNGRY
Branches around the country join efforts to collect food for those in need
Warrenville, IL – Bekins A-1 Movers, Inc. and Bekins Moving Solutions, Inc., collectively my Bekins, is proud to announce the participation in Move For Hunger. Move For Hunger is the only international network of relocation companies dedicated to reducing hunger through food collection and distribution efforts.
My Bekins has committed to support those hungry individuals and families of the 17 local communities and surrounding areas they serve by collecting non-perishable food items from their customers on moving day. According to Move For Hunger, when people move, they often throw out a good deal of useful items. Unfortunately, many of those items are food that could be delivered to a family in need rather than just left behind. Lance Grooms, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at my Bekins said, “We’re excited to be able to make such a positive impact in the communities we serve, as a result of our everyday business activities. With a bit of additional effort and commitment, the result will be far less individuals and families who are hungry and we’re very thankful for such a great opportunity to serve.”
My Bekins will now be collecting food items from their customers and delivering donations directly to the local food bank in the area each my-Bekins-branch serves. 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. According to Move For Hunger, fifty million Americans struggle to find their next meal. Seventeen million children go to bed hungry every night and hunger is a year-round-issue.
“We are thrilled to have Bekins A-1 Movers join us in the fight against hunger,” says Adam Lowy, Executive Director at Move For Hunger. “With such devastating hunger statistics at both the local and national level, their efforts will provide crucial support to the food bank’s mission to feed the hungry.”
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies across North America to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. To date, Move For Hunger is working with nearly 600 movers in 47 states and has collected more than 2,750,000 pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit MoveForHunger.org.
My Bekins offers a wide range of moving and storage services including: local; long-distance and international moving; containerized transportation; employee relocation services; storage and warehousing, and a host of commercial moving services. The website of my Bekins, myBekins.com, was the first site in the relocation industry built for complete, accurate moving estimates, scheduling onsite appointments, even booking a move, online.