When the economic crisis hit, Move for Hunger was created to help provide food for the less fortunate. It began with only one moving company participating and since then Move for Hunger has grown to have over 350 moving companies in 42 different states working together. With the help of these moving companies, Move for Hunger has provided over 519,000 meals.
The basic concept behind Move for Hunger came from the idea of so many customers throwing out all the food in their fridge and cabinets on moving day. They decided there had to be a better way to make sure that food wasn't wasted. Move for Hunger will now come pack up and pick up the unwanted food from moving customers and deliver it to a local food bank. The moving companies who participate also hold their own self-hosted food drives and events to donate food throughout the year.
Atlas Van Lines is currently an “Epic” partner of Move for Hunger. Atlas headquarters held a local food drive shortly after announcing their partnership with Move for Hunger. The drive resulted in over 3,000-pounds of food being donated to the Tri-State Food Bank.
Currently there are more than 70 Atlas agents, including all of Daniel’s Moving and Storage locations, involved in the program and are working throughout the year to donate as much food as possible.
Daniel’s Moving and Storage headquarters currently donates their food to UMOM New Day Centers. David Silliman, General Manager of the Daniel’s Phoenix location, explains the organization.
“UMOM is a local non-profit in the Phoenix area, which provides homeless families and individuals with safe shelter, housing and supportive services to assist them in teaching their greatest potential. The organization also helps mothers and kids get out of abusive relationships and give them a safe place to live."
David also described the UMOM locations after visiting them in past Thanksgiving's and Christmas's.
“Inside their “new day centers”, they have a playground and the rooms set up so the families have a private space. They have cafeteria style food and various child care programs so the mothers can look for work opportunities. They have various classes and groups for the mothers to better their education making and counseling so they can deal with the issues of past abuse and if needed addiction issues.”For more information on Daniel’s Moving and Storage and their partnership with Move for Hunger, check out our website www.danielsmoving.com, or watch this video from Move for Hunger. You can also learn more about UMOM here: http://www.umom.org/