Move for Hunger/Atlas team for food drive Friday | Community Spirit
Atlas Van Lines is partnering with Move For Hunger, a non-profit who fights nationwide hunger by gathering non-perishable food items from household moves and collections to deliver to local communities’ food banks. Atlas will kick off its partnership by hosting a food drive 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at all Evansville Schnucks supermarket locations and Atlas Headquarters.
For the Feb. 1 food drive, individuals are encouraged to donate purchased or unused food items most needed for the Tri-State Food Bank, such as cereal, soup, vegetables, pasta, rice and peanut butter. Atlas employees will volunteer throughout the food drive at area Schnucks locations to accept donations, or donations may be brought to the Atlas Headquarters, 1212 St. George Rd.
Move For Hunger works with more than 600 moving companies and real estate professionals across North America to create one of the nation’s largest, year-round service programs. To date, Atlas agents partnering with Move For Hunger have contributed more than 28,000 pounds of food.
"Atlas is honored to join Move For Hunger’s nationwide project to fight hunger,” said Jack Griffin, president and COO of Atlas World Group. "Kicking it off with this local food drive with Schnucks for Tri-State Food Bank gives us a chance to engage with our community in our efforts to give back to individuals and families in need of a fulfilling meal. Being able to extend our professional services and utilize our resources to make a difference gives us the opportunity to do so much with this partnership, and we hope to continue to grow with this notable non-profit.”
Atlas trucks will be parked at each Schnucks location for gathering donations. Local Atlas agent, Shetler Moving & Storage Inc., will also be donating two trucks to the food drive effort. Following the food drive collection, Atlas will donate the items to the Tri-State Food Bank, which services 33 counties in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.
“For 30 years, we’ve committed to fighting hunger in the Tri-State area, and with the help of Atlas, Move For Hunger and Schnucks, we are excited to kick off 2013 with a food drive that involves the entire community,” said Tamela Jamieson Dame, Food Resource Development at Tri-State Food Bank.