Vanliner Insurance and Move For Hunger Join Forces to Combat Hunger in America
Fact: Did you know 1 in 6 people in America face hunger everyday, including 1 in 5 children? 50 million Americans struggle to put food on their table. 40% of food is thrown out every year in the U.S., enough to feed 25 million Americans. More than 240,000 people in Cuyahoga County are food insecure. Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with moving 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 over 560 movers in 49 states and has collected over 2.7 million pounds of food! Your support will directly impact the number of people we are able to feed in the years ahead. Hunger is a year-round problem that requires a year-round solution. Make a donation and Help Support Team Move For Hunger in the Cleveland Marathon & Half Marathon!
Vanliner Insurance Company, a leading insurer for the moving and storage industry, is pleased to announce it has strengthened its partnership with Move For Hunger, a non-profit organization with a mission of fighting hunger in local communities.
Founded by Adam Lowy, a third generation mover, Move For Hunger has teamed up with moving and storage companies across the country to pick up unwanted, non-perishable food items from those who are moving and deliver it to local food banks. Since its inception, Move For Hunger has fed over 2.4 million people and works with over 600 moving companies.
Vanliner Insurance Company has been a supporter of Move For Hunger over the years, and in 2014 it will focus more of it efforts and charitable giving by becoming a Mission Partner. In addition, the Vanliner team of over 130 employees has formed a “Move For Hunger” committee to develop planned activities to help support the cause.
“Everyone at Vanliner is energized about our commitment to Move For Hunger and our ongoing relationship with Adam Lowy,” said Ray Wise, President at Vanliner. “Adam recently spoke at one of our all employee meetings, and was met with widespread enthusiasm among the Vanliner team. This resulted in the formation of a special “Move For Hunger” committee that is currently developing initiatives, including food drives, races, and a number of other fundraising activities. I am very proud of our team who, in addition to our corporate donation, has chosen to donate their time and efforts outside of the work day to help those in need. Move For Hunger is an excellent way for Vanliner to give back to the community by fighting hunger both locally and throughout America, while also supporting the moving and storage industry.”
"We are so excited to welcome Vanliner Insurance into our Move For Hunger family,” said Adam Lowy, Executive Director at Move For Hunger. “Not only is Vanliner a major player in the industry capable of increasing our impact, but their entire team is beyond passionate and enthusiastic for our cause. With their support, we will be able to feed so many more hungry individuals in need."