Press Release – Fighting Hunger

PREMIER HAWAIIAN MOVING COMPANY

COMMITS TO FIGHTING HUNGER

IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

Royal Hawaiian Movers Partners

with National Non-Profit, Move For Hunger

KEAAU, HI Royal Hawaiian Movers, a premier relocation company on the Big Island, has committed to fighting hunger in their community by partnering with the national hunger relief organization, Move For Hunger. As part of their national network, Royal Hawaiian Movers joins Move For Hunger’s force of relocation companies: to date, they have delivered more than 8 million pounds of food – 6.6 million meals – to local food banks throughout the United States and Canada. Food insecurity affects more than 25,000 people in Hawaii County; 1 in 5 children in the county goes to bed hungry each night. Royal Hawaiian Movers, who provides relocation services throughout the island, recognized the urgency of their neighbors’ needs and joined Move For Hunger to continue the fight against hunger and spread awareness of the growing need in Hawaii and across the United States.

When people move, they often throw out a good deal of “stuff.”  Unfortunately, much of this stuff is food that could be delivered to a family in need rather than just left behind. The crew of Royal Hawaiian Movers will now be collecting those food items from their customers and delivering them directly to the local community food bank. The service is free to customers and turns every move into an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate, simply by donating the cans and non-perishables on moving day.

“We are thrilled to have Royal Hawaiian Movers join us in the fight against hunger,” says Adam Lowy, Founder and Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “With such devastating hunger statistics at both the local and national level, their efforts will provide crucial support to the food bank’s mission to feed the hungry.”

“When we realized how many of our neighbors were going hungry, we knew we had to do something,” explains Edward Wong, President of Royal Hawaiian Movers. “Move For Hunger gives us the opportunity to help our community in a meaningful way.”

With 13% of the population in Hawaii County affected by food insecurity, including more than 10,000 children, it has never been more important to come together to help neighbors who are less fortunate. Through the support of partners like Royal Hawaiian Movers, Move For Hunger can continue to help the 42 million Americans who are struggling to find their next meal.

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Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 8 million pounds of food. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.

 

Royal Hawaiian Movers 

PRESS CONTACT:

Dan Beam, Communications Manager

Move For Hunger

dan@moveforhunger.org or (732)774-0521 x109