When you’re moving, dealing with all the food in your pantry may be the last thing you want to think about. Often, we find that our clients prefer to start fresh in their new home, taking the opportunity to explore nearby grocery stores and stock their shelves after all the move-in dust has settled. Your desire for a new start can mean extra food security for another Oklahoma family, with the help of Ace Atlas and our partnership with nationwide nonprofit Move for Hunger.
What is Move for Hunger?
Move for Hunger is a 501(c)3 organization that collects usable food from people who are moving out of their homes and delivers it to local food banks. Partnering with hundreds of relocation companies across Canada and the United States, Move for Hunger has delivered over 3.5 million meals to food banks. This operation intercepts the waste that can occur when busy people throw out food that they don’t have time to deal with, in the midst of packing and moving. Move for Hunger also meets an important seasonal need: Hunger exists in our communities year-round, but food bank donations peak during the winter holidays. Summertime can be especially difficult for hungry families, because food bank stocks are low and children don’t have access to free school breakfast and lunch. Move for Hunger is most active in summer, because that’s when most people move to new homes.
How Ace Moving & Storage works with Move for Hunger
If you have unopened, non-perishable food in your cupboards, you can load it all into the free box that we provide — or, if you prefer, you can simply walk away and let us come in, pack it up and remove it free of charge. Our moving team donates its time to provide this service, delivering your food to the local food bank so that it can serve the needs of your community.
Small donations add up
As an agent of the Atlas network, Ace Moving & Storage participates in the largest van line partnership with Move for Hunger. Atlas agents across the country have brought more than 100,000 pounds of food donations to local food banks, and we’re adding truckloads more every day. We love effectiveness, since it’s something we strive for in every aspect of our business, and we are impressed with the volume and efficiency of Move for Hunger.
We care about Oklahoma
With deep roots here in the Oklahoma soil, Ace Moving & Storage cares about hunger in our state. One out of every four Oklahoma children is likely to go to bed hungry tonight, according to Feeding America, and statewide there are more than 650,000 food-insecure people. These numbers are far too high, and the team at Ace Moving is committed to doing what we can to look after our neighbors. Our involvement with Move for Hunger gives us an added reason to be in business; a reward beyond simply conducting our moving business at the highest level of professionalism.
If you’re looking for a locally-owned moving company that provides genuine community service, we hope to partner with you to help our hungry Oklahoma neighbors. Let Ace provide you with the satisfaction of benefitting your community, while we take an extra task off your hands during your next move.