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Agents Lend a Helping Truck

11/14/2016

Atlas® Van Lines Agents think ‘the bigger the better’ when it comes to spreading awareness about food insecurity. In partnership with Move For Hunger,™ a nonprofit that encourages donating food instead of moving it, our moving and storage companies are sharing the message from the largest billboards they could find – their moving trucks.

Alaska Terminal moving truck with Move for Hunger banner
Alaska Terminals (1924), Move For Hunger’s 2015 Atlas Agent of the Year, gave their first truck a charitable voice in June. The company wrapped a 16-foot straight truck to encourage relocatees to donate food when they move. Alaska Terminals is fighting to end hunger for the 14 percent of Alaskans, including 1 in 5 children, who struggle to find their next meal.

“Our truck wrap helps us spread the message of Move For Hunger across The Last Frontier. Everyone at Alaska Terminals is proud of our partnership and we will continue our support,” said Sean Halverson, Office Manager at Alaska Terminals.

Imlach moving truck with Move for hunger banner
In Dallas County, TX, over 473,000 residents are food insecure. That’s why Imlach & Collins Brothers (1132) is always willing to lend a helping truck. The agency has donated over 250,000 meals and the office wrapped its first Move For Hunger truck in July.

“We did not hesitate at the offer. We strive to support Move For Hunger in our community and start the conversation about hunger with our customers,” said Meagan Holder, Operations Manager at Imlach & Collins Brothers.

Paxton moving truck with move for hunger banner
Now things may be bigger in Texas, but you’ll find more traveling Move For Hunger billboards in Washington D.C. Paxton Van Lines (1610) wrapped four straight trucks to solve hunger problems in the United States. According to the agency, there’s no better place to start than our nation’s capital.

“We were really inspired by Adam Lowy, the founder of Move For Hunger, and his mission. It’s simply contagious,” said Bill Paxton, COO. “Washington D.C. has a great deal of wealth with a vibrant economy, so it’s utterly ridiculous that anyone, particularly children, should go hungry.”

To date, Atlas and its agents have donated over 805,900 pounds of food, while the entire Move For Hunger network has collected an impressive 7 million pounds of food.

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