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April 18, 2017

Honoring Hunger Heroes

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Across the country and throughout every state, there are people facing hunger. It touches seniors, parents, and kids, leaving some searching for their next meal. The good news?  There are people out there fighting to end hunger, too.

Atlas® is proud to support Move For Hunger™, a nonprofit that mobilizes the relocation industry to reduce food waste. In 2016, the organization announced that in seven short years, it collected 7 million pounds of food. That’s enough to feed 97,223 school buses filled with children. Atlas has contributed over 1 million pounds to that total and currently has more agents supporting the cause than any other van line. 

Move For Hunger recently named Merchants Moving & Storage (1401) the 2016 Atlas Agent of the Year. Each year, Move For Hunger selects a hunger hero from the Atlas network  – one who has shown a longstanding commitment to the cause. Merchants Moving & Storage has donated 12,961 pounds of food to area food banks, equivalent to 10,800 meals put back into the Boise area.

“Winning the Mover of the Year award was such an honor for us. When our team first heard of the program, everyone was excited to pitch in and help our community,” said TJ Grove, General Manager. “We are also excited to announce our newly wrapped truck with the Move For Hunger design. It shows how important this program is to the team at Merchants and how determined we are to make a difference.”

Each year at the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) conference, Move For Hunger names a deserving Mover of the Year. This past February, out of nearly 700 moving companies, they chose Atlas Agent Atlantic Relocation Systems (1037), who collected enough food to feed 30,000 people in 2016 alone. Their 13 branches have supplied 61,971 meals to people across the country since the partnership began in 2013.

“Winning the Move For Hunger Mover of the Year Award is a very humbling experience,” said Jon Schroeder, President, Atlantic Relocation Systems. “The Atlantic team truly embraces the opportunity to give back to our local communities. Any mover that is not already participating should act now, get behind the movement, and help make a real difference in the world.”