SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 14, 2014 – Corporate relocation provider Global Mobility Solutions (http://gmsmobility.com/) is the newest partner of 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Move For Hunger (http://moveforhunger.org/). GMS will call upon its extensive supplier network to further the mission of ending hunger in the US and Canada. In securing this important partnership, GMS worked directly with Move For Hunger’s esteemed founder Adam Lowy.
A much-respected member of the philanthropic community, Lowy has had a remarkable and positive impact on the world. He founded Move For Hunger in 2009, and the organization’s growth over the last five years has been tremendous. In 2011, he was a finalist at the VH1 Do Something awards. This year, Forbes named Lowy to its prestigious 30 Under 30 list of the “brightest stars” to watch in the business world.
“GMS is proud to partner with Move For Hunger. The goal of feeding those who are hungry is certainly one our organization can stand behind,” commented Ann Knapp, Transportation Services Director at GMS. “Through our strategic partnerships with our extraordinary van line agent partners, we’ll be working with our customers to help put food on the tables of those in the greatest need across the US and Canada. Hunger continues to be a worldwide problem, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to take an active role in helping those that need it.”
Move For Hunger has taken an innovative approach to a serious but typically unseen problem. Today, the organization works with over 600 moving companies in 47 states and throughout Canada and has delivered more than 3.5 million meals to local food banks across North America. Moving companies donate their time and labor to pack and transport nonperishable food items left by their customers. Receiving food banks then sort and distribute the items to area residents in need.
“We’re thrilled to have Global Mobility Solutions on board as a partner,” remarked Lowy. “Every new partner contributes to our success. All of us at Move For Hunger believe that with the help of GMS and its built-in network of moving companies, we’ll soon be making an even bigger dent in food insecurity across Canada and the US.” The facts about hunger in America tell a sobering story. One in six people and one in five children do not get enough to eat. Food insecurity does not discriminate; it’s not only the homeless and poor who struggle to find their next meal. Older Americans on fixed incomes and middle class Americans recently laid off from work are increasingly faced with tough choices, such as keeping the lights on or paying the mortgage versus eating three meals a day.
Even temporary hunger can have long-term consequences. Chronic and sometimes serious illnesses, mental health issues and obesity are all possible outcomes of food insecurity. In children, the effects of malnutrition during the growing years can be devastating and often linger into adulthood. For many of those experiencing food insecurity, but especially children, the summer months are particularly challenging. Young people are out of school, the holiday food drives have yet to begin, and the pleasant weather sometimes makes people forget about problems like hunger.
However, summer happens to be the busiest time of year for moving companies, so Move For Hunger’s unique solution has been a huge boost for food banks. The partnership with Move For Hunger affirms GMS’s commitment to demonstrating impactful, responsible corporate citizenship.
About Global Mobility Solutions
Founded in 1987, Global Mobility Solutions is a global corporate relocation services company that specializes in workforce mobility. The company’s corporate services include global assignment management, domestic relocation management and a range of pre-decision solutions. Global Mobility Solutions is a winner of the 2014 HRO Today Customer Satisfaction Survey.
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