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Move For Hunger and North American Van Lines Renew Partnership

RED BANK, N.J. -- Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization, and northAmerican(R) Van Lines announced today that they have renewed their partnership to reduce food waste and fight hunger in the United States. Since 2011, northAmerican's 76 participating agents have rescued nearly 440,000 lbs. of food and have provided more than 365,000 meals to people who are facing hunger.

As members of the Move For Hunger network, northAmerican agents educate their customers about the issues of hunger and food waste and encourage them to donate their unopened, non-perishable food items on moving day. Then, the moving companies volunteer to deliver the donations to a local food bank or pantry at no additional cost.

northAmerican Van Lines agents also provide Move For Hunger with additional support by organizing food drives and by volunteering to rescue food from large events, like marathons.

"northAmerican Van Lines has been our partner for 9 years, but their support has never been more critical than it is right now," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "Food banks and pantries are facing an unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are so grateful that northAmerican Van Lines remains committed to helping us fight hunger nationwide."

"Food insecurity has been a national issue for years, and is rapidly becoming a crisis," said Kevin Murphy, Vice President and General Manager of North American Van Lines, Inc. "Our agent network has proudly supported Move For Hunger's mission for nearly a decade and we are honored to help keep local food banks stocked as the need for food donations rises drastically due to these unprecedented times."

To date, Move For Hunger's network of more than 1,000 moving companies, more than 1,500 multi-family apartment communities, and many of the world's leading relocation management companies has collected and delivered more than 17 million pounds of food - providing nearly 14 million meals - to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada..

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/.

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Registration Open for The First Ever San Diego Truck Pull to Support Move For Hunger

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Move For Hunger announced today that registration is open for its first-ever San Diego Truck Pull fundraiser. The event, in which teams of 5-10 will compete to see who can pull an eight ton truck 100 feet in the fastest time, will be held at AleSmith Brewing Company (9990 AleSmith Ct., San Diego, CA 92126) on Saturday, February 29 from Noon-3 p.m.

Registration is $200 per team and can be completed at http://SanDiegoTruckPull.com (note: link redirects to GoFundMe page).

Proceeds from the event will benefit Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger.

Ace Relocation Systems, a national moving company headquartered in San Diego, will provide one of their trucks for the event. Ace Relocation and Dewitt Move Worldwide are among the more than 1,000 moving companies that have joined Move For Hunger's national network of relocation professionals. Ace Relocation Systems & Dewitt Move Worldwide encourage their customers to donate unopened, non-perishable food during the moving process and then volunteers to deliver the donations to the local food bank, free of charge.

This event will provide Move For Hunger with the resources it needs to continue to expand its network, organize food drives, and to coordinate food rescues.

"More than 4 million people in California are facing hunger every day, including 1 in 6 children," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director/Founder of Move For Hunger. "Meanwhile, we are wasting 40% of the food in the United States each year. The San Diego Truck Pull is going to be a fun event that will raise awareness about these issues, while also providing Move For Hunger with the support we need to collect 4 million pounds of food this year."

"We have a long-standing tradition of helping those in need in the San Diego community," said Jeremy Day, General Manager, Ace Relocation Systems. "This event fits right in with that. We are thrilled to participate."

"It's all about feeding the hungry," said Jeff Nadeau, General Manager, Dewitt Move Worldwide.

Since 2009, Move For Hunger has delivered more than 16.3 million pounds of food - that's the equivalent of 13.6 million meals - to food banks all across the United States and Canada. The funds raised at the San Diego Truck Pull will support Move For Hunger's hunger relief and food rescue programs, both in California and nationwide.

Move For Hunger is a national 501(c)(3) 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/.

Ace Relocation Systems is a privately held, family owned and operated corporation headquartered in San Diego, CA. In addition to office and warehouse there, they have the same in eight additional locations from coast to coast. The metro markets they cover locally are Los Angeles/Orange County, The San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma, Phoenix, Austin, San Antonio, Chicago, Orlando, Tampa, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Through the Atlas Van Lines network, they can service any location in North America. Ace Relocation also executes, or arranges for, a substantial amount of international relocations, numbering in the thousands. Their sister companies within ARCA International, international forwarding companies, assists with the shipments being transported by air and sea. The majority of Ace Relocation's revenue comes from servicing the moving needs of the US Government and Fortune 500 companies, including some of the most recognizable entities in the world. For more information, visit https://www.acerelocation.com/.

The DeWitt Companies began as a one-truck operation in 1927 and has transformed into an integrated network of five sister companies that provides relocation, logistics, warehousing and freight forwarding services to businesses, households and military clients all over the world. With wholly-owned assets in Hawaii, Alaska, Guam and the Mainland, our COD, DOD, GSA, and Corporate clients trust us for easy, affordable, and safe transportation of their goods. The DeWitt family of companies includes Royal Hawaiian Movers, DeWitt Guam, Royal Alaskan Movers, Approved Freight Forwarders, and DeWitt Move Worldwide (http://www.dewittmove.com), which operates in more than 100 countries.

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Move For Hunger
dan@moveforhunger.org or (732) 766-1278

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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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Registration Open For The First Ever Tampa Truck Pull

TAMPA, Fla. -- Move For Hunger announced today that registration is open for the first-ever Tampa Truck Pull, presented by First Class Moving Systems. The event, in which teams of 5-10 will compete to see who can pull a moving truck 100 feet in the fastest time, will be held at Tampa Joe's Restaurant and Sports Bar (9316 Anderson Road, Tampa, FL 33634) on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Registration is $20 per team and can be completed at http://TampaTruckPull.com.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger.

First Class Moving Systems will provide one of their trucks for the event. As a member of Move For Hunger's national network of relocation professionals, First Class Moving Systems encourages their customers to donate unopened, non-perishable food during the moving process and then volunteers to deliver the donations to the local food bank, free of charge.

The inaugural event will allow various community groups to come together for one specific cause, including teams of firefighters, police officers, CrossFit, Boot Camp or other athletes, corporate groups, families, and more. Community members are encouraged to attend, cheer on their favorite teams, and enjoy music, food, beer, and raffles, all in support of Move For Hunger.

"Ten teams will participate and try to put up the fastest time, with support and encouragement from the crowd," said Christ Hunt, partner and CEO of First Class Moving Systems. "This will be a fun way to raise awareness about hunger and food waste in our community and to support a great organization, Move For Hunger."

More than 2.8 million people in Florida, including 1 in 5 children, do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Meanwhile, 40% of all the food in the United States is wasted. The funds raised at the Tampa Truck Pull will support Move For Hunger's hunger relief and food rescue programs, both in Florida and nationwide.

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger is a national 501(c)(3) 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 First Class Moving Systems:

At First Class Moving Systems, we are the leading Tampa moving company to manage your next relocation. We provide storage, relocation, distribution, packing and moving services to homeowners, members of the military and businesses of all sizes. We are full-service Tampa movers with the professional staff, expertise and wide range of services to make sure that our customers receive complete first class treatment.

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Move For Hunger
dan@moveforhunger.org or (732) 766-1278

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Registration Open for First Ever Charlotte Truck Pull – Fundraiser to support Move For Hunger, presented by MYMOVE

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Move For Hunger announced today that registration is open for the first-ever Charlotte Truck Pull, presented by MYMOVE. The event, in which teams of 5-10 will compete to see who can pull a moving truck 100 feet in the fastest time, will be held at Lenny Boy Brewing Co. (3000 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28217) on Saturday, November 16 from Noon-4 p.m.

Registration is $100 per team and can be completed at CharlotteTruckPull.com. Proceeds from the event will benefit Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger.

"MYMOVE is thrilled to deepen our partnership with Move For Hunger and continue supporting our very own community during the inaugural truck pull here in Charlotte," said Ben Mark, MYMOVE's Director of Partnerships. "We hope this represents the first of many future opportunities to combine our two brands, engage people about the Move For Hunger cause, and further the effort to fight hunger."

Suddath Relocation Systems of Charlotte will provide one of their trucks for the event. As a member of Move For Hunger's national network of relocation professionals Suddath provides their customers with the opportunity to donate unopened, non-perishable food during the moving process and volunteers to deliver the donations to the local food bank, free of charge.

"At Suddath Relocation Systems of Charlotte, we are invested in our local community and giving back to those around us," said Monty Miller, Suddath's Vice President & General Manager, Network Operations. "It is an honor to be a Move for Hunger partner and we look forward to making a lasting impact on the lives that we touch with this partnership."

More than 1.5 million people in North Carolina, including 1 in 5 children, do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Meanwhile, 40% of all the food in the United States is wasted. The funds raised at the Charlotte Truck Pull will support Move For Hunger's hunger relief and food rescue programs, both in North Carolina and nationwide.

ABOUT MOVE FOR HUNGER

Move For Hunger is a national 501(c)(3) 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 MYMOVE

MYMOVE, LLC, owned by Red Ventures, LLC, is a media company with unbeatable technology, data and marketing expertise. We have an exclusive relationship with the USPS(R) that allows us to connect brands with roughly 39 million movers every year. We help the USPS(R) facilitate the official Change of Address process. Through this partnership, we're able to reach millions of movers at the most important point of their move. We help movers get unbeatable savings on products and services they need - and we help brands get in front of the right audience. We have 25 years of experience connecting movers with top brands in retail, entertainment, banking, insurance, telecommunications, home security and more. And we have a talented team of marketers, analysts, engineers, designers and copywriters who get the job done. For more information, please visit https://www.mymove.com/.

ABOUT SUDDATH RELOCATION SYSTEMS OF CHARLOTTE

With over a decade of local moving, storage and logistics experience in Charlotte, Suddath(R) has become the Tar Heel state's best choice for experienced, high-quality residential and commercial moving services, global mobility solutions and third-party logistics services. Suddath is a family moving company started three generations ago in 1919 in Jacksonville, FL. Since then, we have expanded our services globally, and now move tens-of-thousands of families and military members, thousands of businesses, and millions of pounds of products to destinations across the world each year with personalized care and attention. For more information, please visit https://suddath.com/charlotte/.

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Registration Open For The First Ever Bell Works Truck Pull – Fundraiser to Support Move For Hunger

HOLMDEL, N.J. -- Move For Hunger announced today that registration is still open for the first-ever Bell Works Truck Pull, presented by WorkWave. The event, in which teams of 5-10 will compete to see who can pull a moving truck 100 feet in the fastest time, will be held at Bell Works (101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ, 07733) on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 3:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Registration is $20 per team and can be completed at http://BellWorksTruckPull.com. Proceeds from the event will benefit Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger.

"We are excited to support Move For Hunger in a way that is not only fun for all, but also helps to get the community involved in raising awareness for such an important cause," said Marne Martin, CEO of WorkWave. "At WorkWave, we are passionate about doing the right thing and supporting the communities around us, and this is a great way to come together and make a difference."

Lowy's Moving Service will provide one of their trucks for the event. As a member of Move For Hunger's national network of relocation professionals, Lowy's Moving Service offers their customers an opportunity to donate unopened, non-perishable food during the moving process and volunteers to deliver the donations to the local food bank, free of charge.

As one of the founding members of Move For Hunger, Lowy's Moving Service has delivered nearly 490,000 lbs. of food - the equivalent of 408,000 meals - to Fulfill, Lunch Break, and other food pantries in Monmouth and Ocean Counties since 2009.

Nearly 866,000 people in New Jersey, including 1 in 8 children, do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Meanwhile, 40% of all the food produced in the United States each year is wasted. The funds raised at the Bell Works Truck Pull will support Move For Hunger's hunger relief and food recovery programs, both in New Jersey and nationwide.

ABOUT MOVE FOR HUNGER

Move For Hunger is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger also helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 15 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 WORKWAVE

WorkWave empowers service-oriented companies to reach their full potential through scalable, cloud-based software solutions that support every stage of a business lifecycle. We are a trusted partner for over 7,000 customers across a wide variety of industries, including pest control, lawn care, cleaning, HVAC, plumbing and electrical, and last mile delivery. WorkWave is unique in that it offers its customers solutions that support the full service lifecycle, providing businesses with everything from brand awareness and digital marketing to sales, service and customer experience. Through versatile software solutions, strategic business advice, and a broad network of partners, WorkWave goes beyond just software - we are a partner in enabling our customers to reach their full potential at each stage of their business journey. WorkWave is a division of global enterprise applications provider IFS. For more information, visit http://www.workwave.com/.

ABOUT LOWY'S MOVING SERVICE

Lowy's Moving Service has been in business since 1924 and is a highly respected and experienced commercial mover in the Metropolitan area. Lowy's has handled household, commercial and office relocations on local, interstate and international levels. Honesty, dependability and service have always been this company's most valued assets. For more information, visit https://lowys.com/.

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First Ever Rose City Truck Pull to be Held on September 12

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Move For Hunger and the Portland Relocation Council announced today that the first-ever Rose City Truck Pull, presented by Chipman Relocation & Logistics, will take place on Thursday, September 12 from 1 - 5 p.m. The event, in which teams of 5-10 will compete to see who can pull a moving truck 100 feet in the fastest time, will be held at Golden Valley Brewing Company (1520 NW Bethany Blvd., Beaverton, OR, 97006).

Proceeds from the event will benefit Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger.

Chipman Relocation & Logistics, a professional moving company based in Portland, will provide one of their trucks for the event. As a member of Move For Hunger's national network of relocation professionals, Chipman Relocation & Logistics provides their customers with the opportunity to donate unopened, non-perishable food during the moving process and volunteers to deliver the donations to the local food bank, free of charge.

More than 510,000 people in Oregon, including 1 in 6 children, do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Meanwhile, 40% of all the food produced in the United States each year is wasted. The funds raised at the Truck Pull will support Move For Hunger's hunger relief and food recovery programs in Oregon and nationwide.

ABOUT MOVE FOR HUNGER

Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger also helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 15 million pounds of food. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit https://www.moveforhunger.org/.

PRESS CONTACT:
Dan Beam, Communications Manager
Move For Hunger
dan@moveforhunger.org
or (732) 766-1278

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Registration Open For The Second Annual Detroit Truck Pull – Fundraiser to support Move For Hunger is once again presented by Kroger

DETROIT, Mich. -- Move For Hunger announced today that registration is open for the second annual Detroit Truck Pull, presented by Kroger. The event, in which teams of 5-10 will compete to see who can pull a moving truck 100 feet in the fastest time, will be held at Founders Brewing Company (456 Charlotte Street, Detroit, MI, 48201) on Saturday, August 10 from Noon - 4 p.m.

Registration is $200 per team and can be completed at DetroitTruckPull.com. Proceeds from the event will benefit Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger.

"Kroger's social impact plan, Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, takes innovative partnerships that are committed in our mission," said Rachel Hurst, Kroger's Corporate Affairs Manager. "Partnering with Move For Hunger helps not only more meals provided to families in need, keeps food waste out of landfill, but they help raise awareness that hunger is in every community. We are thrilled to have the team with Move For Hunger as part of our family of Zero Heroes."

University Moving & Storage of Farmington Hills will provide one of their trucks for the event. As a member of Move For Hunger's national network of relocation professionals, University Moving & Storage provides their customers with the opportunity to donate unopened, non-perishable food during the moving process and volunteers to deliver the donations to the local food bank, free of charge.

"Move For Hunger is the charity we support because it allows us to leverage our moving company to make a difference in our community," said Ben Cross, University Moving & Storage's Vice President of Business Development. "I am so proud of the University Moving team and our partners, who have come together to make this event a reality."

More than 1.3 million people in Michigan, including 1 in 6 children, do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Meanwhile, 40% of all the food produced in the United States each year is wasted. Since joining Move For Hunger in 2013, University Moving & Storage has delivered more than 16,400 lbs. of food to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, which is enough to provide 13,600 meals.

ABOUT MOVE FOR HUNGER

Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger also helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 15 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 KROGER CO. OF MICHIGAN

Incorporated in Michigan in 1917 and headquartered in Novi, The Kroger Co. of Michigan operates 120 Kroger stores, 78 fuel centers, 102 pharmacies and the Michigan Dairy. Michigan Kroger's 18,000 associates are dedicated to the Kroger Purpose: to FEED the Human Spirit, by serving the region through food, inspiration and uplift, and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY MOVING & STORAGE

University Moving and Storage is a supplier of moving, storage and distribution services to household, corporate and government clientele since 1969. Our teams of professional movers provide these services for customers moving locally, intrastate, interstate and internationally. Headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI with offices in Grand Rapids, MI; Cincinnati, OH and Indianapolis, IN, University has consistently ranked as a top-5 affiliate of North American Van Lines, an industry leader worldwide among professional movers. We are proud to be a woman owned business since 1986. For more information, please visit https://www.universitymoving.com/.

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Dan Beam, Communications Manager
Move For Hunger
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Move For Hunger Receives $50,000 ‘A Community Thrives’ Grant from USA TODAY NETWORK and The Gannett Foundation

RED BANK, N.J. -- Move For Hunger was announced today as a grant recipient of A Community Thrives, a grantmaking and crowd-funding program from the USA TODAY NETWORK and a part of the Gannett Foundation. Move For Hunger will receive a $50,000 "A Community Thrives" grant to expand its Multi-Family Apartment Food Rescue Program.

A Community Thrives supports non-profit organizations with projects focused on community building and has helped to contribute more than $6.5 million since 2017. This year, A Community Thrives engaged participants in 46 states. Move For Hunger was one of 16 organizations to receive the award, and one of just seven to receive a $50,000 grant.

Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger. The organization partners with thousands of moving companies, apartment communities, and relocation management companies to provide their customers, residents, and clients with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Since 2009, Move For Hunger has delivered nearly 15 million pounds of food to food banks & pantries across the United States and Canada. That's the equivalent of 12 million meals.

The A Community Thrives grant will allow Move For Hunger to expand its Multi-Family Apartment Food Rescue Program, onboard new members, distribute food collection bags & educational resources, and organize food drives with participating properties.

"Forty million Americans are facing hunger every day, yet we are wasting 40% of the food we produce each year," said Adam Lowy, Move For Hunger's Executive Director/Founder. "The A Community Thrives grant will allow Move For Hunger to accelerate our plans to scale our Multi-Family Apartment Food Rescue Program and train even more properties on how to incorporate food rescue into their daily operations. We are so grateful to the USA TODAY Network and the Gannett Foundation for their support."

"We are proud of the work Move For Hunger has done to reduce food waste and fight hunger nationwide," said Andy Yost, Chief Marketing Officer of Gannett. "At Gannett, our mission is to connect and empower our readers to make a difference in the communities they are a part of. Through A Community Thrives, we are further fueling our mission and purpose."

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger also helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected nearly 15 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 A Community Thrives:

A Community Thrives is a grantmaking and crowd-funding program from the USA TODAY NETWORK and is part of the Gannett Foundation. A Community Thrives supports non-profit organizations with projects focused on community building and has helped to contribute more than $6.5 million since 2017.

About USA TODAY NETWORK:

USA TODAY NETWORK, part of Gannett Co, Inc. (NYSE: GCI), is the largest local-to-national media organization in the country, powered by our award-winning newsrooms and marketing solutions business. With deep roots in local communities spanning the U.S. with more than 100 brands, plus USA TODAY, we engage about 126 million people every month through a diverse portfolio of multi-platform content offerings and experiences. For more information, visit https://www.gannett.com/.

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Registration Now Open for First Annual Arizona Truck Pull – Fundraiser to Support Move For Hunger

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Move For Hunger announced today that registration is now open for the first annual Arizona Truck Pull. The event, in which teams of 5-10 will compete to see who can pull a moving truck 100 feet in the fastest time, will be hosted by Beltmann Relocation Group and the Arizona Relocation Alliance at Uncle Bear's Brewery in Gilbert on Saturday, April 13 from 2 - 6 p.m.

Registration is $200 per team and can be completed at http://AZTruckPull.com. Proceeds from the event will benefit Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger.

"In previous years, the employees of Beltmann did most of the heavy lifting to get money and food together to make a difference, which we loved," says Beltmann Phoenix's General Manager, Steve Rinaldo. "However, the inaugural truck pull contest is a fun and engaging way to pull in community support this year, and hopefully beyond."

People tend to throw a lot of "stuff" away when they move, including perfectly good food. As a member of Move For Hunger's national network of relocation professionals, Beltmann Relocation Group provides their customers with the opportunity to donate unopened, non-perishable food during the moving process and volunteers to deliver the donations to the local food bank, free of charge.

More than 1 million people in Arizona, including 1 in 5 children, are food insecure - meaning they lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Meanwhile, 40% of all the food produced in the United States each year is wasted. Since joining Move For Hunger in 2012, Beltmann Relocation Group has delivered more than 41,000 lbs. of food to the Hope For Hunger Food Bank, which is enough to provide 34,700 meals.

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 13 million pounds of food. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit http://www.MoveForHunger.org.

About Beltmann Relocation Group:

Beltmann Relocation Group (http://www.beltmann.com) is one of the oldest and largest agents for North American Van Lines. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company delivers relocation solutions to thousands of individuals, families and corporate clients each year. Beltmann Relocation Group has 12 strategic locations with nationwide resources allowing them to control the quality of moves from beginning to end. Owned and operated by the Battina family since 1955, Beltmann Relocation Group, with more than 60 years of consistent profitability and strong leadership, combined with one of the largest household goods hauling fleets, technological advancements and commitment to customer satisfaction is a proven leader in the moving industry.

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