For Immediate Release
New Year. New Agreement. Renewed Hope.
Broadview, IL Nov. 28, 2018—National Van Lines and Move For Hunger will ring in 2019 with a new agreement aimed at ending the U.S. hunger crisis.
It’s a tall order, for sure, but the alliance has made great strides in recent years.
“Since National Van Lines joined the Move For Hunger network in 2014, our agents have delivered more than 170,000 lbs. of food or nearly 142,000 meals,” National Van Lines President & COO Tim Helenthal said. “Unfortunately, despite that herculean hunger-fighting effort, food insecurity still persists.
“By signing on again with Move For Hunger for 2019,” Tim said, “we hope to help so many more families and individuals in the coming year.”
Move For Hunger works with 1,000-plus moving companies nationwide—including roughly 20 National Van Lines agents—who pick up non-perishable food from people who are moving and deliver the items to local food pantries. National Van Lines also raises funds to benefit Move For Hunger. Our Move Out Hunger employee running team raised more than $14,000 earlier this year.
Many Americans take for granted eating three meals daily. We’re used to the idea that dinner always will be on the table when we arrive home. A stocked fridge or cupboard is a given.
But for some 15.6 million U.S. households, a meal is anything but a sure thing. Individuals in those homes face what government officials call “food insecurity.” This means insufficient money or other resources prevents them from having enough food at some point during the year.
“Between our many moving agents located coast to coast, plus our own efforts as a company, I’m confident we’ll achieve great things in 2019 to combat this crisis,” Tim said.
Through generous support, Move For Hunger continues helping the 42 million-plus Americans struggling to find their next meal. Learn how you can make a difference: www.MoveForHunger.org.
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