Arpin Group joins forces with Move for Hunger to help feed needy families nationwide

Arpin Group has joined forces with the national non-profit, Move for Hunger, to provide an easy way for customers to donate their food to local food pantries in order to help their neighbors in need.As a proud partner of Move For Hunger, Arpin Group encourages their agents across the country to collect non-perishable food items from their customers and deliver them to local food pantries. To date, Arpin Group agents have delivered near 115,000 pounds of food to their local food pantries throughout the United States – providing more than 95,000 meals to their neighbors in need.

“Moving can be a hectic and busy time for our customers, and their unopened food is usually the last thing on their mind,” said Matt Dolan, chief operating officer of Arpin Group. “If they don’t have the time to arrange for its donation, the food usually ends up in the trash. By partnering with Move for Hunger, we can now provide another convenient service to our customers while also feeding local families in need. Everybody wins.”

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. With the addition of this free service, every move will be transformed 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.

Here is how it works:

  1. Arpin customers will set aside their unopened non-perishable food items.
  2. The Arpin moving crew will pack up the food on the day of the move and deliver it to a local food pantry.
  3. From there, the donations will be sorted and delivered to local families in need.

“Hunger is a national problem that affects every community. It’s not always easy to see, but nearly 50 million Americans struggle to find their next meal,” explains Adam Lowy, founder and executive director of Move for Hunger. “By partnering with socially conscious companies like Arpin Group, we can make a difference in the lives of others; provide the opportunity to fight hunger, while engaging employees, agents and communities in this important cause. Arpin Group’s commitment to this service will have a significant impact on food insecurity nationwide.”

About Arpin Group:
Arpin Group is the holding company of Arpin Van Lines, Arpin International Group, Creative Storage Solutions, Arpin Associates, Affiliated Transportation Systems and Arpin Renewable Energy. Headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island (USA), Arpin Group is an industry leader in full-service moving and storage solutions for corporate, residential, government and military customers, having earned numerous industry awards for its high customer satisfaction scores. The company has remained family-owned and operated since its founding in 1900. Today, Arpin has office locations throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, which enable it to provide the highest quality of care to its customers around the world. The company actively seeks ways to minimize its environmental impact and carbon footprint, while its subsidiary, Arpin Renewable Energy, spearheads research and development to facilitate the widespread adoption of “green” technologies in the transportation industry. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has officially recognized Arpin by ranking it in the top 20 percent of carbon-efficient transportation partners. Arpin is the official mover of the LPGA, a ProMover® member of the American Moving and Storage Association and is accredited by the International Federation of International Furniture Removers (FIDI). For more information, call 1-800-343-3500 or visit ArpinGroup.com.

About Move For Hunger:
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. Founded in 2009, the hunger-relief organization works with companies across North America to collect unwanted, unopened food from people who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks.  To date, their network has delivered nearly 6,000,000 pounds of food to food pantries across North America. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.