Last weekend, Bekins Transfer and Storage, agent for Bekins Van Lines, Inc., held a food drive in their home state of Pennsylvania. This food drive was a collaborative effort between Move For Hunger, Redner’s Market and Bekins Transfer and Storage. The food drive was set up in front of the entrance of local supermarket Redner’s Market giving participants a convenient drop-off point for donations.
“The food drive was really a team effort,” said Dan Malatesta, Moving Consultant at Bekins Transfer and Storage. “My co-workers helped out by putting up flyers in the local banks and anywhere that had a bulletin. Also, employees from Render’s were available to help set up the event.”
The rainy weather threatened to put a damper on the food drive. “We were anticipating the results to be about 3 boxes because of the weather, but we ended up collecting over 20 boxes filled with food. I want to give a special thanks to the Pottstown community for their donations,” Malatesta said. The 20 boxes of food contained 840 pounds of food, all of which will be donated to local food banks that supply meals to some of the 83,000 needy people in the area.
Move For Hunger
Move For Hunger is a nonprofit that works with relocation companies to help fill the pantries of our nation’s food banks. Since its inception in 2009, Move For Hunger has collected over 1.4 million pounds of food for food banks across America. Bekins Van Lines, Inc. is a proud contributing partner of Move For Hunger.