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National Van Lines Supports Local Restaurants

For Immediate Release

Employees Count on Catered Meals During COVID-19 Pandemic

Broadview, IL March 23, 2020—National Van Lines counts on our coast-to-coast network of small-business owners to accomplish interstate moves, so we clearly understand COVID-19’s financial impact on mom-and-pop organizations.

Informed by this awareness, the company that Makes Moving EasySM is enlisting local restaurants to cater lunch weekly at our corporate headquarters to employees unable to work remotely.

Tim Helenthal small-business restaurant COVID-19

“We’re reaching out to small-business eateries near our Broadview, IL-based headquarters in a reciprocal arrangement during this difficult time: They cook it; we eat it,” National Van Lines CEO & Chairman Tim Helenthal said. “We’re happy supporting our local restaurants as Illinois eateries are forced to shutter their dining rooms.”

While many employees have switched to working from home, the nature of the moving business demands other team members stay on-site at the National Van Lines HQ to keep essential functions rolling.

“Our employees regularly enjoy the variety of cuisine these often-independent restaurateurs provide,” Helenthal said. “In Broadview and Westchester alone, we have access to Chinese, Thai, Mexican, soul, seafood, hot dogs, hamburgers—you name it. These restaurants have supported our collective appetite for years. Now, it’s our turn.”


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Our national long-distance moving company understands the stresses and worries of moving. Whether you need to move across the country or the world, we are the partner you can count on. We provide full-service moving, packing and storage services for all our residential or commercial long-distance moving clients. Our goal is to deliver 100% customer satisfaction in all we do. Contact us or locate an agent for a FREE moving quote on any of our moving services.

Established in 1929, National Van Lines is proud to have a history of service stretching back nearly 100 years. What started as a one-person operation has grown into a full-service moving company providing the best in residential moving, commercial moving, warehouse and storage, and more. Originating in Chicago, National Van Lines offers moving services across the country and the world. We’re standing by to help make your next relocation experience the easiest ever.