Spokane Moving Company has Delivered 13,000 Meals to Local Food Bank
Bekins Northwest honored by Move for Hunger, a national non-profit organization
SPOKANE, WA – Bekins Northwest of Spokane, has been recognized by Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization, for delivering more than 15,000 pounds of food – enough to provide nearly 13,000 meals – to local food banks.
People tend to throw a lot of “stuff” away when they move, including perfectly good food. As part of Move For Hunger’s national network of relocation professionals, Bekins Northwest provides their customers with the opportunity to donate unopened, non-perishable food during the moving process and volunteers to deliver the donations to the local food bank, free of charge.
There are 750 moving companies across the United States and Canada that are members of the Move For Hunger network, but Bekins Northwest is one of just 96 that have rescued more than 10,000 meals.
“Bekins Northwest has been an amazing ally in our fight to end hunger,” said Adam Lowy, Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “We are so proud of the work they are doing to help people who are struggling with food insecurity in the communities they serve.”
“Bekins Northwest has had a long term relationship in support of Move for Hunger. Their organization has shown a commitment to the community and they continue to champion the cause, to feed those in need,” said Rob Schmidt, VP of Sales and Marketing. “We are extremely proud of the efforts by our Spokane team to reach this milestone!”
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected nearly 9 million pounds of food. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.
Bekins Northwest based in Tacoma, Washington, is a leading provider in comprehensive relocation and storage services in Washington State. The company provides services related to moving, packing, storage, as well as furniture installation and disposition. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout the Northwest, including the Seattle Seahawks and the state of Washington. Bekins Northwest has branch locations in Seattle, Lakewood, Tacoma, Federal Way, Olympia, Moses Lake, Yakima, Richland, Walla Walla, Tukwila, and Spokane, Washington. To learn more about Bekins Northwest visit www.BekinsMovingandStorage.com.
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