Local and Long Distance Moving Company Gentle Giant Partners with Move For Hunger to help those suffering from food insecurity
Part of the mission at Gentle Giant Moving Company is to be a positive member of the communities we serve, which is why GG entered in to a national partnership last year with Move For Hunger, a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies to collect non-perishable food items, and deliver it to food banks all across North America. This partnership has allowed Gentle Giant to make a huge impact on every community we serve across the country by helping collect food to help feed the hungry families.
With the support of Move For Hunger, Gentle Giant is able to help our customers donate thousands of pounds of food simply by explaining the program before the move and leaving them with an empty box to fill in the kitchen. Then the Gentle Giant movers collect these donation boxes after the on-load and transports them to food banks at no charge.
Being a committed partner to Move For Hunger has given Gentle Giant unique opportunities throughout the year to staff some amazing Rock n Roll Marathons and other community events while collecting donations. These events, in addition to our customers’ donations, gave Gentle Giant a total of over 56,000 lbs of food, which is roughly 47,000 meals for those in need!
These are some of the biggest highlights from Gentle Giant’s first year as a National Partner:
- Philadelphia Moving Company Gentle Giant Saves 8,000 Pounds of Corn
- Gentle Giant Moving of Brooklyn Nets Nearly 3,000 LBS of Food at NYC Triathlon
- May Mover of the Month: Gentle Giant Moving Company of Washington, D.C.
- A Giant Effort: Nearly 9 Tons of Food Rescued in Seattle
This coming year will add even more events in local communities, including more Rock N Roll Marathons, Grocery Store Fill-A-Truck Food Drives, and more!
About Gentle Giant Moving Company
Founded in 1980, Boston based moving company Gentle Giant is an award winning residential and commercial mover, offering local, long distance, and international moving services. Named 2009 Independent Mover of the Year by the American Moving and Storage Association, one of the Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in 2004, 2005, and 2006, winner of the 2006 International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Excellence in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008, nine-time winner of Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston,” six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian’s “Boston’s Best Moving Company” award, twelve-time winner of the Angie’s List “Super Service” award, 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, and named a Healthiest Employer multiple times by the Boston Business Journal and other Business Journals, the company’s services include craning, piano moving, complete packing and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from 20 offices located in California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Virginia, Washington DC, Chicago, and Washington State. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit http://www.GentleGiant.com.
About Move For Hunger
Move For Hunger is a non-profit, hunger relief organization creating one of the nation’s largest year-round service programs by partnering with relocation companies across North America to collect unopened, non-perishable food from those who are relocating and delivering it to local food banks. Move For Hunger is currently working with over 600 relocation companies across 48 states in the U.S. and Canada and has delivered over 3,800,000 meals to food banks in North America. For more information or to learn how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit http://www.MoveForHunger.org