TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Move For Hunger, a nationwide hunger relief organization, is proud to announce that AMWAT Moving and Storage of Tallahassee is the recipient of the Mover of the Year Award for 2012.
Out of 450 moving companies that stretch across the United States and Canada, AMWAT stands out for their commitment to ending hunger and assisting their local community through daily food collection efforts and food drives.
Since joining Move For Hunger in 2009, AMWAT has delivered over 11,500 lbs. of food to the Second Harvest of The Big Bend Food Bank in Tallahassee. The collections from AMWAT are enough to provide over 8,840 meals to the hungry of southern Florida.
"It is companies like AMWAT Moving and Storage that are changing the face and reputation of the relocation industry," said Adam Lowy, executive director of Move For Hunger. "They are proof that any business can use their resources to make the community a better place and have a real impact on the lives of the less fortunate."
Over 110,000 people live at risk of hunger in the Tallahassee area and surrounding communities. Of those at risk, over 29,000 are children. The food donations provided by AMWAT provide direct assistance to those struggling find to their next meal.
In just three years the Move For Hunger network has delivered over 1 million pounds of food to food banks and pantries. The Mover of the Year honor is awarded to the moving company that best exemplifies the philanthropic spirit of Move For Hunger through daily food collections, advocacy and community involvement.
About Move For Hunger:
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies across North America to pick up unopened food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. To date, Move For Hunger is working with over 450 moving companies in 44 states and has collected more than 1 million pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit http://www.MoveForHunger.org/ .
About AMWAT Moving Warehousing and Storage:
Owned and founded by Dean and Gloria Pugh, AMWAT (originally called A Man With A Truck) in Tallahassee is part of a network of more than 370 interstate agents of Wheaton World Wide Moving, which is one of the world's most highly regarded providers of transportation services. To learn more, visit www.wheatonworldwide.com or www.amwatmovers.com .
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