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Move For Hunger Receives $50,000 Donation from the Assurant Foundation

RED BANK, N.J. -- Move For Hunger announced today that it has received a $50,000 donation from the Assurant Foundation to support its COVID-19 relief efforts. The donation will help Move For Hunger provide 120,000 meals to children, families, senior citizens and vulnerable communities that are facing hunger during the pandemic.

Assurant, a global provider of housing and lifestyle solutions that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases, made the donation on behalf of its employees, who recently completed their Turning Miles into Meals virtual fundraiser.

Assurant's employees were encouraged to stay active, at a safe social distance, to show support for Move For Hunger's mission to reduce food waste and fight hunger. From April 12 through May 11, 2020, 162 Assurant employees participated and together they walked, jogged and completed other activities in which they collectively traveled 14,345 miles to raise awareness about how the coronavirus is exacerbating food insecurity in the United States.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased the number of people who are struggling financially with the ability to put food on the table so completing this challenge and supporting the great work of Move For Hunger are more important than ever," said Ryan Lumsden, president of Multifamily Housing, Assurant.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has had a massive economic impact and has drastically increased the need for emergency food assistance nationwide. Move For Hunger has delivered more than 2 million lbs. of food to food banks across the United States since March, but the non-profit organization relies on the support of partners like Assurant to help coordinate food rescues, organize food drives, and expand its network.

"More than 37 million Americans were food insecure even before the pandemic, and we know that number has increased substantially," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director/Founder of Move For Hunger. "We are so grateful to Assurant and their employees for stepping up and helping us fight hunger during this unprecedented crisis."

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 https://moveforhunger.org/.

About Assurant, Inc.:

Assurant, Inc. is a leading global provider of housing and lifestyle solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases. Anticipating the evolving needs of consumers, Assurant partners with the world's leading brands to develop innovative products and services and to deliver an enhanced customer experience. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant offers mobile device solutions; extended service contracts; vehicle protection services; pre-funded funeral insurance; renters insurance and lender-placed homeowners insurance. The Assurant Foundation strengthens communities by supporting charitable partners that help protect where people live and can thrive, connect with local resources, inspire inclusion and prepare leaders of the future. Learn more at https://www.assurant.com/ or on Twitter @AssurantNews.

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Ward North American and Move For Hunger Renew Partnership to Fight Hunger As Food Insecurity Levels Rise in U.S.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Ward North American, a national moving company with more than 40 years' experience, announced it has renewed its partnership with Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization. As a partner, Ward North American will continue to support Move For Hunger's efforts to fight hunger and reduce food waste.

Due to the current pandemic and economic crisis, many families have been left struggling to put food on the table and are turning to food banks in record numbers. The Move For Hunger and Ward North American collaboration will help food banks across the country meet the unprecedented demand they are facing.

People throw away a lot of things when they move, including perfectly good food - food that could be delivered to a family in need rather than just left behind. With this simple observation, Move For Hunger was born and in 2009 they started building a network among relocation professionals to collect those food items and deliver them to food banks across the country. The network has grown to now include more than 1,000 moving companies, many of the world's leading relocation management companies, and more than 1,500 multi-family apartment communities.

To date, Move For Hunger's network has collected and delivered more than 19 million pounds of food - providing 15.8 million meals.

As members of the Move For Hunger network, Ward North American and their multiple locations 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. The service is free to their customers and turns every move into an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. They also provide Move For Hunger with additional support by organizing food drives and by assisting with transportation for larger food recovery efforts. In June 2020, Ward North American was recognized for their extraordinary dedication to fighting hunger and named Move For Hunger's Mover of the Month.

"Ward North American has been a valuable partner since 2015 and their support has never been more important than it is right now," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "They recently assisted with our pandemic relief efforts and delivered more than 24,000 pounds of food to various social service organizations throughout Texas. We are extremely grateful for all their hard work and proud to call them our partner."

"During this pandemic, our local food banks and community organizations that provide meals and food for those in need, are under tremendous pressure" said Kevin Ankenbauer, President of Ward North American." Our partnership with Move for Hunger has helped us provide increased support to these critical resources in our communities"

Through the support of partners like Ward North American, Move For Hunger can continue to feed more and empower more to fight for the families, children, seniors, and vulnerable communities who lack reliable access to affordable, nutritious food.

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 https://moveforhunger.org/.

About Ward North American:

Ward North American is a nationally recognized provider of household goods moving and storage services. Through unparalleled recruiting practices, training processes and quality assurance measures, Ward North American strives to redefine the industry with every move. Ward North American has proudly represented northAmerican Van Lines for over 40 years. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Ward North American operates from five locations across Texas. Ward North American employs a staff of 350 and operates a dedicated national fleet of over 110 drivers. Find out more at https://www.wardnorthamerican.com/.

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Move For Hunger and Chadwell Supply Announce Collaborative Effort to Fight Hunger Nationwide

TAMPA, Fla. -- Chadwell Supply, a trusted MRO source of maintenance supplies for multi-family properties and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, have announced a new partnership that will help provide much-needed assistance to food banks across the United States. This collaboration will enable Chadwell Supply to support Move For Hunger's food rescue programs and encourage the clients, associations, and property management companies they work with to integrate the Move For Hunger model into their moving out process for residents.

People throw away a lot of things when they move, including perfectly good food. 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, volunteer to collect this unopened, non-perishable food and deliver it to their local food banks. To date, Move For Hunger's network of relocation professionals and multi-family properties has collected and delivered nearly 18 million pounds of food - providing 15 million meals - to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada.

"Partnering with Chadwell Supply both complements and advances our mission, so this collaboration was a natural fit," explains Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "By combining the strength of our network of multi-family apartment communities and relocation companies with Chadwell Supply's network and partners within the multi-family industry, we have the ability to get a large amount of food to those who need it most."

"Chadwell Supply is excited to partner with Move For Hunger and share in both their mission and their unique service to our multi-family customers," said Pete Wheeler, Chadwell Supply's Vice President of Marketing. "This is a perfect combination of our company culture meshing with the relationships we have with our customers. We will be able to intercept food that would otherwise be tossed out and help reduce food waste while fighting hunger in our communities."

More than 37 million Americans were food insecure before the COVID-19 pandemic and it is estimated that the number could increase by 17 million this year, totaling 54 million. "As a result of the pandemic, we are facing, potentially, the greatest hunger crisis of our lifetime," continues Lowy. "Chadwell Supply understands the need is more critical than ever and is committed to helping Move For Hunger provide meals to those struggling to put food on the table."

Through the support of partners like Chadwell Supply, Move For Hunger can continue to feed more and empower more to fight for the families, children, seniors, and vulnerable communities who lack reliable access to affordable, nutritious food.

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 https://moveforhunger.org/.

Chadwell Supply began with three brothers determined to make good on a promise - to always value their profession, community and most of all, each other. Keeping time-honored traditions alive, the second generation now operates Chadwell Supply. The "Chadwell Family" has extended to include hundreds of employees working hard to lead the MRO industry, serve customers, and supply multi-family housing facilities from warehouses located in fourteen branches across country (and growing!). For more

information about the company, our products, and our people, visit https://www.chadwellsupply.com/.

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Move For Hunger and Nelson Westerberg Renew Partnership to Fight Hunger as Food Insecurity Levels Rise In U.S.

RED BANK, N.J. -- Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization, and Nelson Westerberg, a global leader in the household goods moving and storage business, announced today that they have renewed their partnership to fight hunger and reduce food waste in the United States. Since 2012, Nelson Westerberg's 9 regional branches across the United States have rescued nearly 11,000 pounds of food and have provided more than 9,000 meals to people who are facing hunger.

As members of the Move For Hunger network, Nelson Westerberg and their multiple branches 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 their moving crews volunteer to deliver the donations to a local food bank or pantry at no additional cost. Nelson Westerberg also provides Move For Hunger with additional support by organizing food drives and by assisting with transportation for larger food recovery efforts.

"Nelson Westerberg recognizes hunger is on the rise all across the country right now and that we have a lot of work ahead of us that we cannot do alone," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "We are so grateful for Nelson Westerberg's continued support and commitment to helping provide food for those struggling to find their next meal."

"Covid-19 is creating new thinking, deliberate and urgent protocols for safety. With the unchartered times of this pandemic, basic life sustaining needs are growing at unprecedented levels. Team Westerberg could not be more proud to double down on our commitment to Move For Hunger. We are slowly gaining traction to make a measured difference, organizing for results, and leading with heart to be go givers," said Greg Koehlinger, Executive Vice President of Nelson Westerberg.

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 nearly 17.8 million pounds of food - providing nearly 15 million meals - to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada.

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 https://moveforhunger.org/.

About Nelson Westeberg:

Nelson Westeberg is a premier corporate moving, storage and logistics company. Since 1904, the company has perfected its services that include an exceptionally strong footprint throughout the Continental United States & Canada. Established in Chicago, Nelson Westerberg is privately held, financially very strong and has an unbending culture and reputation for service & business integrity. The company's client reference list consists of well-known global corporations with whom it has provided consistent corporate moving service for 5, 10, 20, 30, and several at 40 plus years of service.

We earn loyalty with each relocating employee we are privileged to serve. The Westerberg Companies' offices are strategically positioned with full service domestic and international moving and storage centers in coast to coast major and secondary cities in the US and Canada and near the major US ports (North Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Western Pacific). For more information, visit https://nelsonwesterberg.com/.

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Executive Director, Move For Hunger
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Move For Hunger and Hilldrup Renew Partnership to Fight Hunger as Food Insecurity Levels Rise In U.S.

RED BANK, N.J. -- Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization, and Hilldrup, a fourth generation family-owned moving & storage company, announced today that they have renewed their partnership to fight hunger and reduce food waste in the United States. Since 2011, Hilldrup's 10 regional branches (Dulles, Richmond, Stafford (VA), Greenville (SC), Charlotte & Durham (NC), Forestville & Capitol Heights (MD), Atlanta, and Orlando) across the Southeast have rescued more than 64,500 lbs. of food and have provided 53,800 meals to people who are facing hunger.

As members of the Move For Hunger network, Hilldrup and their multiple branches 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, their moving crews volunteer to deliver the donations to a local food bank or pantry at no additional cost.

Hilldrup also provides Move For Hunger with additional support by organizing food drives and by volunteering to rescue food from large events, like marathons. Most recently they assisted Move For Hunger's COVID-19 relief efforts, when their Atlanta branch delivered 100 cases of donated GoGo SqueeZ product to Fulton County Schools in Alpharetta, Georgia.

"Hilldrup has been a valuable partner of ours for the past 8 years and their renewed support for the year ahead has never been more critical than it is right now," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "The COVID-19 Pandemic has increased the need for emergency food nationwide. Food banks and pantries are facing an unprecedented demand, and we are so grateful that Hilldrup remains committed to helping us fight hunger."

"We are thrilled to partner with Move for Hunger for the ninth year," said Jordan McDaniel Hinkebein, Marketing Director, Hilldrup. "They have created such an invaluable network of moving companies to assist in one of the greatest needs of our nation - food insecurity. We are honored and proud to be a partner with them and to continue to help our local communities with these food efforts, through customer donations, employee or community food drives and beyond!"

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 nearly 17.8 million pounds of food - providing nearly 15 million meals - to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada.

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 https://www.MoveForHunger.org/.

About Hilldrup:

Hilldrup is a family-owned moving, storage, relocation and logistics company started in 1903. Today, Hilldrup is one of the largest and most honored agency groups in the entire industry, and operates facilities in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida with its corporate office in Stafford, Virginia. Hilldrup moves families and businesses domestically and internationally, in addition to offering logistics services to meet the needs of its clients, which includes Fortune 100 companies, federal government agencies and universities. Hilldrup was recently recognized by United Van Lines as the top producer in 2019 in residential, national account, government and international sales. In addition, the company is a 24-time honoree of United Van Lines' Customer Choice Award. For more information on Hilldrup's services, please visit https://www.hilldrup.com/.

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Cindy Clare 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 Cindy Clare, Chief Operating Office of Bell Partners, has joined its Board of Directors.

Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Bell Partners is one of the nation's leading apartment investment and management companies. As COO, Clare provides oversight for the operation of 60,000 apartment homes in more than 200 apartment communities across the United States. Clare is responsible for all aspects of property operations and maintenance, lease-ups, relationships with third-party owners, human resources, and marketing.

As members of Move For Hunger's Multi-Family program, Bell Partners provides residents at 139 of its apartment communities with the opportunity to donate their unopened, non-perishable food when they move out. Move For Hunger connects each of the participating properties with a local transportation partner, who volunteers to pick up the donations and delivers them to a local food bank or pantry.

"I am very excited to join Move For Hunger's Board of Directors and to help expand the reach of this very valuable organization," Clare said.

"Cindy has been one of the biggest supporters 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. "She brings more than 30 years of experience to our Board of Directors, and her knowledge and influence of the multi-family industry will allow us to expand our network and bring us closer to our ultimate goal of eliminating food waste from the relocation process."

Clare has served as President of the IREM Northern Virginia Chapter, as well as Regional Vice President for IREM's Region III. She is currently a national faculty member at IREM and serves on IREM's Executive Committee as an at large member.

She also serves on the Virginia Tech RPM Advisory Board, is a Past President of AOBA, and, in 2017, Ms. Clare was Chairman of the National Apartment Association.

Clare received her degree from the University of Virginia. She has more 30 years of experience in the multi-family industry and was honored in 2015 as one of the "10 Most Influential Women in Real Estate" by Multi-Family Executive. In 2018, she received the Lloyd D. Hanford Distinguished Instructor Award from IREM.

Clare becomes the sixth member of Move For Hunger's Board of Directors, joining: Richard Schwartz, Owner, Schwartz Consulting Group; Benjamin Samuels, Director, Samuels Family Foundation; Jeff Pederson, Chairman & CEO, CORT Business Services; 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 https://www.moveforhunger.org/.

ABOUT BELL PARTNERS INC:

Established in 1976, Bell Partners Inc. ("Bell Partners" or the "Company") is a privately held, vertically integrated apartment investment and management company focused on high-quality multifamily communities throughout the United States. With approximately 60,000 units under management, Bell Partners is one of the largest apartment operators in the United States. The Company has over 1,400 associates and eight offices (including its headquarters in Greensboro, N.C.) and offers an extensive and full-service platform containing expertise in acquisitions and dispositions, construction, financing, property operations, accounting, risk management and all other related support functions. Bell Partners is led by a senior management team with an average of over 20 years of experience that has invested throughout all phases of the real estate cycle and has helped the Company complete over $16 billion of apartment transactions since 2002, including approximately $1 billion in 2019 transactions. For more information, visit our website at https://www.bellpartnersinc.com/.

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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
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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/.

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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.

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

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