INTERSTATE MAKES A MOVE TO END HUNGER

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SPRINGFIELD, VA, March 28, 2016 – Interstate Moving | Relocation | Logistics, an organization that handles more than 19,000 residential, corporate, government and military relocations annually, is making a move to tackle hunger. Interstate recently announced that it is participating with Move for Hunger, a 501(c)3 organization that works with the relocation industry to encourage their customers to donate non-perishable food items and canned goods that would otherwise be discarded during a move. Participating companies collect the food items from their customers on moving day and transport them to local food banks.

“We are pleased to have Interstate Moving | Relocation | Logistics, one of the nation’s leading independent moving companies, join forces with Move for Hunger,” says Adam Lowy, founder of Move for Hunger.

By collecting food items from customers on moving day, and from employees who donate canned goods, Interstate makes regular trips once a month to the Capital Area Food Bank, which distributes to 129 food pantries in the area. To date, Interstate has already donated 1,000 pounds of food, or enough to provide 825 meals to families in need—and that’s just for starters.

“In this modern day, many people don’t really think about hunger. In fact, more than 429,000 people in the DC Metro area are at risk for hunger, and 36% are children,” says Arthur E. [Bud] Morrissette IV, Interstate’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re proud to help raise awareness about hunger in our area, and to be a part of the more than 600 moving companies implementing the nation’s largest, year-round service programs with Move for Hunger,” adds Morrissette.

Interstate is no stranger to philanthropy, and has a 70-plus-year legacy of giving back to the community. Interstate has received many awards for giving back, including the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s coveted Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award (2015), and Washington SmartCEO’s Cornerstone Award (2015). Interstate was also recently named 2015 Independent Mover of the Year by the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), which recognizes the performance of movers who are not affiliated with a national van line.

If you would like to join Interstate in its effort to reduce hunger, you do not have to be moving. Simply drop off your non-perishable or canned food donations at any of Interstate’s three locations: 5801 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA; 22455 Powers Court, Sterling, VA; 3901 Ironwood Place, Landover, MD, Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm.

About Interstate

The Interstate Family of Companies encompasses a worldwide group of transportation, warehousing, relocation management, logistics and real estate solutions serving government, corporate, and individual clients. The company maintains its headquarters in Springfield, VA, working with a global alliance of 1,500 service partners, incorporating 17,500 professional associates in 112 countries across six continents. On an annual basis it is entrusted with the care and oversight of more than $1 billion in customer-valued goods and property. The organization distinguishes itself with key industry certifications, including ISO 9001:2015, the FIDI FAIMPlus designation, IOMI certification, and it is an 11-time recipient of the NDTA Award for Quality Service. 

For more information, please contact 800-745-6683, ext. 3220, visit MoveInterstate.com or email: media@invan.com.

Media Contact

Catherine Steen
Director, Marketing
Interstate Service Group, Inc.
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