Dallas-based moving company recognized as the top participating Atlas Van Lines agent for food donations
January 13, 2015
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DALLAS, Tex. (Jan. 13, 2015) — Imlach & Collins Brothers, an agent of Atlas Van Lines, was recognized as the top recipient of Move For Hunger's 2014 Atlas Van Lines Mover of the Year award. This merit distinguishes an Atlas Van Lines agent who had the highest amount of participation and donations for ongoing efforts to prevent hunger in its local community. To date, Imlach & Collins Brothers has accumulated more than 121,948 pounds of non-perishable food for the Dallas market. Since the partnership's inception with Move For Hunger, Atlas Van Lines and its network of agents have collected 357,937 pounds of food, which has contributed to feeding more than 298,280 individuals across the country.
"Our staff is always looking to give back to the community, and Imlach & Collins Brothers is honored to participate in Move For Hunger's nationwide effort to fight hunger," said Ian Imlach, sales representative at Imlach & Collins Brothers. "This year alone, we were able to supply 73,238 meals for those individuals in need of assistance, giving us a number we will strive to exceed in years to come."
Since 2013, Imlach & Collins Brothers has been heavily involved in North Texas Food Bank's Food 4 Kids program. Operating in 330 elementary schools throughout North Texas, Food 4 Kids reaches 11,000 students weekly who are at risk of being food insecure. When the food bank reached out for help due to budget cuts, Imlach & Collins Brothers did not hesitate to extend a helping hand. As a result of their unwavering commitment and assistance to the program, students have access to enough food to sustain their families throughout a weekend. In addition, Imlach & Collins Brothers also participated in the Dallas Area Public Library Food Drive which included 25 participating area branches and six Move For Hunger movers in March of 2014.
"In the few years Imlach & Collins Brothers of Dallas have been participating, their efforts have proven to be invaluable in the fight against hunger," said Adam Lowy, executive director at Move For Hunger. "Their commitment to the community has earned enough food to feed more than 101,623 individuals in need. This is a clear illustration of the impact our movers make on a year-round basis."
Imlach & Collins Brothers is among more than 600 moving companies that help create one of the nation's largest, year-round service programs with Move For Hunger. The agency is continuously seeking new, creative ways to give even more to Move For Hunger — whether through events or partnerships with organizations and businesses.
"Our agency network never ceases to amaze me, especially when it comes to helping others in need," said Jack Griffin, president and COO of Atlas World Group. "We applaud Imlach & Collins Brothers for their efforts and greatly appreciate their dedication and support of our Move For Hunger partnership, and helping feed Americans."
For more information on Imlach & Collins Brothers, visit imlachcollins.com. For more information on Move For Hunger, visit MoveForHunger.org.
About Imlach & Collins Brothers, LLC
Headquartered in Dallas, Imlach & Collins Brothers, LLC offers elite moving services, including corporate relocation, government and industrial relocation to specialized transportation and personal moving services. Imlach & Collins Brothers, LLC has served as an Atlas Van Lines agent since 1951 and operates as one of its largest hauling providers. For more information, visit imlachcollins.com.
About Move For Hunger
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies across North America to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. To date, Move For Hunger is working with over 600 movers in 48 states and has collected more than 4,000,000 pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.
About Atlas Van Lines
Atlas Van Lines, a national moving company, is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 700 people throughout North America. Nearly 500 Atlas interstate moving agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, store fixtures and furniture. For more information, visit www.atlasvanlines.com.