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Move For Hunger and northAmerican Van Lines Renew Partnership and Host Their Largest Hunger Fighting Initiative

RED BANK, N.J. -- northAmerican® Van Lines, a leader in relocation services, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, announced today their renewed partnership that will help provide much-needed assistance to food banks across the United States. As a partner, northAmerican® Van Lines will support Move For Hunger's food rescue and hunger relief programs.

To date, Move For Hunger's network of relocation professionals and multi-family properties has collected and delivered more than 22 million pounds of food - providing over 18 million meals - to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada.

Move For Hunger and northAmerican® Van Lines have been partners since 2011 and have 76 participating agents as part of the Move For Hunger network. Over the past eight years, northAmerican® Van Lines and its agents have helped transport over half a million meals to those in need.

During the week of April 5 - 11, the two companies combined to host the Great northAmerican® Food Drive, an initiative that brought together 32 food drives hosted by different northAmerican® Van Line agents spread across 18 different states and Canada. The week-long initiative collected 25,700 pounds of food which is the equivalent of 21,500 meals. The food was distributed to local food banks in various cities.

"northAmerican Van Lines has been an amazing supporter of ours since our early days," says Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "When they approached us with this idea of holding 30+ food drives simultaneously, we jumped at the opportunity. While we host hundreds of food drives every year, we have never done one on this scale before."

"Food insecurity has always been a big issue in the United States and Canada, but the pandemic has amplified the need. Food pantries have been hit with unprecedented requests for food from individuals and families directly impacted by COVID-19," said Kevin Murphy, Vice President and General Manager of northAmerican® Van Lines. "northAmerican and its agent network are committed to supporting the communities we serve in any way possible. We are proud and honored to partner with Move for Hunger, an organization that is truly making a difference in the fight against hunger."

Food insecurity touches every community in the country. At the start of the pandemic 37 million Americans were going hungry and due to the pandemic that increased to 42 million Americans including 13 million children. Move For Hunger rose to the challenge by transporting 40% more food in 2020 than its previous record-setting year in 2019. Through the support of partners like northAmerican® Van Lines and its parent company SIRVA who is also a partner, Move For Hunger can continue to fight for the families, individuals, and children who are most in need of food assistance.

About Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger (501(c)(3) 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 www.MoveForHunger.org.

About northAmerican Van Lines

North American Van Lines, Inc. (U.S. DOT No. 070851), established in 1933, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SIRVA Inc., a leader in providing relocation solutions to a well-established and diverse customer base around the world. The moving company, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with more than 500 agent locations and partners worldwide, handles corporate, government, military and private relocations, and operates in the U.S., Canada, and over 100 countries. Learn more at www.northamerican.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/.

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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