5. Donate your non-perishable food items
If you went to look in your food pantry right now, what would you see? Probably a lot of non-perishable food items, many of which are in heavy aluminum or tin cans. If you know that most moving companies charge not only by the amount of items, but also by weight, does it really make sense to lug all of these relatively cheap but very heavy canned goods with you to your new home?
Bekins Van Lines has joined forces with Move For Hunger, a non-profit that works with Bekins and other van lines to pick up the unwanted, non-perishable food items that people donate prior to moving. After the food is picked up, Bekins will then deliver those items to local food banks. Through Move For Hunger, over 1 million pounds of food has been donated to food banks all across America.
Hunger is a huge issue in America: statistically, 1 in 6 people in your life is hungry and more than 17 million children go to bed hungry each night.
Let Bekins Van Lines and Move For Hunger take some of the weight off your shoulders – by donating your non-perishable items you save money and you help out a worthy cause.
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