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Jeff Pederson Joins Move For Hunger’s Board of Directors

RED BANK, N.J. -- Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger, announced today that Jeff Pederson, Chairman and CEO of CORT Business Services, has joined its Board of Directors.

Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is the largest provider of residential and office furniture rental, as well as tradeshow and event furnishings, in the United States. Pederson has been with CORT since 2002, serving as CORT's Chairman and CEO since 2012, and previously held executive management positions with Equity Residential Properties Trust and Globe Business Resources.

In 2018, Move For Hunger and CORT launched a partnership that provided residents at multi-family apartment communities across the country with the opportunity to donate their unopened, non-perishable food when they move out. More than 1,500 properties are now participating in the program, which CORT makes possible by volunteering to pick up and deliver the donations to a local food bank or pantry.

"Jeff, and his team, have been one of the driving forces behind the rapid growth of our Multi-Family Program, which provided more than 70,000 meals to families in need last year," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director/Founder of Move For Hunger. "He brings a wealth of experience to our Board of Directors, and his knowledge of the multi-family industry will be invaluable as we continue to expand within that space. Jeff is passionate about helping us rescue more food for the 40 million Americans who are facing hunger every day. We are so excited to welcome him to our Board."

"Once in a great while you get an opportunity to join an organization you truly believe in. Such is the case for me as I join the Board of Directors of Move for Hunger," Pederson said. "Adam and his organization have done an outstanding job for such a worthy cause. It's doubly rewarding to know that CORT has collected and delivered more than 100,000 lbs. of food to date since joining the Move For Hunger network. Our partners and everyone who rallies behind this cause is to be congratulated."

Originally from central Minnesota, Pederson grew up in Northern California. He attended the University of California at Davis and San Jose State University where he received his BS in Business Management in 1982. Jeff and his wife, Gail, have four grown children and three wonderful grandkids.

Pederson becomes the fifth member of Move For Hunger's Board of Directors, joining: Richard Schwartz, Owner, Schwartz Consulting Group; Benjamin Samuels, Director, Samuels Family Foundation; Stephan Lowy, CEO, Lowy's Moving Service; and Jenna Weinerman, Marketing Director, Updater.

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger is a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit http://www.moveforhunger.org/.

About CORT:

CORT, a part of Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Company, is the nation's leading provider of transition services, including furniture rental for home and office, event furnishings, destination services, apartment locating, touring and other services. With more than 100 offices, showrooms and clearance centers across the United States, operations in the United Kingdom and partners in more than 80 countries around the world, no other furniture rental company can match CORT's breadth of services and companywide commitment to making a house a home, an office a great place to work and an event a memorable celebration. For more information, please visit http://www.cort.com/.

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Orlando Moving Company Rescues 68,000 LBS. of Food and Drinks from Ironman Triathlon

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Move For Hunger announced today that Ace Relocation Systems of Orlando rescued 68,000 pounds of leftover food and beverages from the IRONMAN Florida triathlon on November 4. The race, which was originally supposed to be held in Panama City Beach, was relocated to Haines City due to the impact of Hurricane Michael.

Ace Relocation Systems volunteered to pick up all of the energy bars, bottled water, and sports drinks that the athletes did not use. A total of 35,500 pounds of bottled water was recovered and delivered to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in Orlando. All of the leftover sports drinks and energy bars -- 32,500 pounds worth -- were delivered to the United Way of Northwest Florida in Panama City to assist people who were affected by the hurricane.

Ace Relocation Systems is one of more than 900 professional moving companies that participate in the Move For Hunger program.

Members of the Move For Hunger network provide their customers with the opportunity to donate unopened, non-perishable food during the moving process and delivers the donations to their local food bank, free of charge. Move For Hunger also helps the network organize food drives and coordinate large food rescues across the United States and Canada.

"We love doing the heavy lifting," said Craig Morreale, Director of Marketing for Ace Relocation Systems. "We wouldn't have anything to lift, haul and deliver, however, if it weren't for Move For Hunger's amazing coordination and dedication to getting food into the hands of those who need it."

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 11.7 million pounds of food. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit https://www.moveforhunger.org/.

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Move For Hunger receives 2017 JL Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant, Fifth Year in a Row

ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- Move For Hunger, a 501(c)(3) that mobilizes the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger, today announced that it has again been selected to receive the J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant for 2017/18. The Grant, launched in 2000 by Neotrope(R) helps worthy causes raise visibility to media and public for the charity's good works.

With this commitment, Neotrope again aligns itself with Move For Hunger's ongoing innovative programs to reduce food waste and fight hunger. To date, the non-profit's network of relocation professionals has collected and delivered nearly 9 million pounds of food - providing more than 7 million meals - to food banks and pantries across North America.

As part of this in-kind grant program, Neotrope(R) is providing news dissemination (through its Send2Press(R) Newswire service), and social media marketing for Move For Hunger for 12 months starting in 2017 and running into 2018. This program is intended to help raise awareness of the charity to traditional media, to the public, as well as potential sponsors and donors, regarding their efforts.

"Families and individuals from all walks of life in the United States and Canada are affected by food insecurity. It's a growing problem that affects every community," says Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "With the support of companies like Neotrope - and the 750 relocation companies in our network - we can continue to rescue food and provide meals to our neighbors in need. We appreciate Neotrope's ongoing commitment to helping us promote these efforts."

"We're honored in once again providing this service grant to the folks at Move For Hunger," said Neotrope CEO, Christopher Laird Simmons. "Over the years we have been proud and in awe of how the organization has rapidly grown and expanded programs helping the homeless through their innovative partnerships with the moving and transport industry."

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 8 million pounds of food.

For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit https://www.MoveForHunger.org/.

About the Non-Profit PR Grant:

The Non-Profit PR Grant(TM) program was originally launched in 2000 to help assist U.S. 501(c)(3) charities and their worthy causes to raise awareness, attract halo sponsors, and better connect with donors and volunteers. Other PR industry firms have since copied the name, but ours is the original.

Starting in 2013, the PR Grant was re-named after the company co-founder, the late Dr. J.L. Simmons, PhD, who passed away in 2003. Now the Neotrope PR Grants program is known as the "J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant."

With this cause-related marketing grant program, Neotrope has been honored to help many worthy causes in past years, including the Bob Moog Foundation, C Diff Foundation, Children Awaiting Parents, Girls Write Now, Move for Hunger, Pacific Pinball Museum, The Native Voices Foundation, Special Equestrians, Starlight Children's Foundation, World Savvy and dozens more (use of any org name does not imply endorsement).

Additional information regarding the Neotrope 2017 J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant program for U.S. charitable non-profits and grant recipients can be found at: https://prgrants.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NonProfitPRGrants.

About Neotrope:
Since 1983 Neotrope(R) has delivered services to raise organization awareness including brand identity, marketing, public relations (PR), and SEO services. Neotrope is also an entertainment publishing company involved in books, music, software, and online magazines. The company pioneered the concept of search optimization of press release content back in 1997 and has been at the forefront of many communication and technology movements for over three decades. Neotrope was an Inc. 5000 company in 2009 and is a member of GS1. More information: https://Neotrope.com.

All deliverables provided under the PR Grant for 2017/18 will be managed and delivered by Neotrope's Send2Press(R) Newswire service. Learn more at: https://www.send2press.com/.

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ReverseVision Distributes Food to San Diego County’s Hungry

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, has teamed up with the San Diego Food Bank to help local residents in need.

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. The food bank, which receives donations from the USDA, food manufacturers and retailers, the agricultural sector and food drives, serves an average of 370,000 people per month and distributed 22 million pounds of food in the last year alone.

Last week, more than 20 employees of San Diego-based ReverseVision spent a day of service at the food bank's 80,000-square-foot warehouse in Miramar. There they completed a variety of essential tasks, including checking expiration dates, inspecting donated food for quality, assembling 766 boxes of food for the Senior Food Program and packaging 2,500 pounds of potatoes for distribution.

"This activity was a rewarding way for ReverseVision to honor our commitment to serving our local community while spending time together as a team," said ReverseVision president and CEO John Button. "We support the San Diego Food Bank's mission and look forward to our next day of service."

"We rely on volunteer assistance to fulfill our mission of providing nutritious food to people in need, advocating for the hungry and educating the public on hunger-related issues," said Chris Carter, vice president of communications, marketing and public affairs for the San Diego Food Bank. "It's exciting for us any time local businesses like ReverseVision take time out of their routine to lend a helping hand."

On average, volunteers inspect and sort 30,000 pounds of food per week at the Mirimar warehouse. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with the San Diego Food Bank, visit http://sdfb.volunteerhub.com/.

About ReverseVision

Recognized as a Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500(TM) Company, ReverseVision, Inc. is the leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, offering products and services focused exclusively on reverse mortgages. More reverse mortgages are originated monthly using ReverseVision technology than all other reverse mortgage LOS combined. ReverseVision has partnered with some of the finest and fastest-growing lending organizations in the U.S. to provide the leading reverse mortgage technology to brokers, correspondents, lenders and investors.

ReverseVision is recognized as a driving innovator in the reverse mortgage industry. ReverseVision continues to improve its software with frequent new innovations and by building on pioneering capabilities in reverse mortgage interactive graphs, scenario analysis, multi-environment performance analysis and workflow in the origination process.

For more information, visit http://www.reversevision.com/.

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Council of Residential Specialists and Move For Hunger Announce Collaborative Effort to Help Feed Families In Need Nationwide

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) announced today a partnership with Move For Hunger, a non-profit organization that works with real estate agents and moving companies to combat the growing hunger problem across the country.

Nearly 50 million Americans - one in six - face hunger every day. The Food Research and Action Center reports that hungry children are two to four times more likely to develop health problems, ranging from relatively minor to potentially fatal; while hunger shortens life spans in adults and make them more prone to mental illness and deadly diseases.

"CRS is proud to partner with Move For Hunger," said Janelle Pfleiger, CRS President. "Together our organizations can help make a significant impact in fighting hunger nationwide. As real estate agents, we can connect people who are moving to Move to Hunger's relocation companies who will help pack and deliver their non-perishable food items to local food banks."

CRS is the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS(R) and has a membership of over 32,000 REALTOR(R) members located in cities across the Unites States and overseas.

"We are an international organization of real estate professionals, who are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve," Pfleiger added.

"We are excited to launch this partnership with CRS. Our goal is to expand our impact on hunger relief. Together, we can make fighting hunger when moving an industry standard," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director, Move For Hunger.

About CRS

The Council of Residential Specialists is the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS(R) (NAR). CRS is comprised of over 32,000 REALTOR(R) members and supports them with training and education, events, mentoring and networking opportunities. It also awards the CRS Designation to experienced REALTORS(R) who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.

About Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 7 million pounds of food. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit http://www.MoveForHunger.org/.

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