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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Wraps up Movers for Meals Program

Wednesday, November 26, 2014   (0 Comments)
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                                                                                     April.Johnson@twomen.com

           

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Wraps up Movers for Meals Program

Community-Supported Collection Drive Aids Hungry Families on Thanksgiving

Lansing, Mich., November 26, 2014—Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, surrounding yourself with family, and giving thanks for everything you have received over the course of the year. However, some families don’t have enough food to put on the table and are just thankful to have a roof over their heads.

Millions of Americans are dealing with inadequate food sources every day. According to Feeding America in 2012, approximately 17.6 million households were food insecure. Even more shocking statistics from No Kid Hungry state that 16 million children in America aren’t getting the food they need.

To aid families facing hunger this holiday season, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Lansing recently wrapped up its Movers for Meals donation drive to provide families facing hunger this holiday season with nonperishable food items.

This year, the greater Lansing moving company worked with local schools, churches, and business to collect nonperishable food items. More than 1,720 lbs. of donated food was collected and delivered to Greater Lansing Food Bank. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Lansing thanks the following partners for this year’s 2014 Movers for Meals collection:

-Hidden Treasures
-Kingdom Life Church
-Glenn Buege Buick GMC
-Keller Williams Realty
-Rainbow Childcare Center
-Signarama
-Burcham Hills Foundation
-Northwood University
-Baron Tons LLC
-Educational Childcare Center
-People's Church of Lansing
-Emanuel First Lutheran Church

In 2013, the Greater Lansing Food Bank delivered close to eight million pounds of food to more than 136 agencies in their seven-county region.

April Johnson, Lansing franchise community engagement specialist, said the program was a success this year, and thanks the community’s generous support of the program.

“We are so excited to say we were able to donate more food to the food bank this year than last year, and feel confident that with continued community support and dedicated partnerships, we will continue to see a rise in food donations in the years to come.”

This fall marked the fourth anniversary of the Movers for Meals program. The program was first introduced in Michigan in 2010 and by 2012, franchises donated 16,000 lbs. of food to food banks across the state. The program is expected to expand nationwide this year.

For more information on the program, visit http://www.twomenandatruck.com/community-service.  

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. Currently there are more than 290 national locations and 1,900 trucks operating in the U.S.; in total, the company operates 324 locations and 2,100 trucks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has performed more than 5 million moves since its inception in 1985. The company has seen consistent monthly growth dating back to December 2009 and more than 35 months of consecutive record growth. Each location is independently owned and operated.


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