Some problems are simply too urgent to ignore.A flat tire on the freeway. A smoke alarm sounding at 3 am. Or a bee sting on your bare foot. We’re all familiar with these kinds of problems. We know what to do when they happen.
There’s another problem—a really big problem—most of us never have to worry with. But it affects many of our neighbors, every day. The problem is food, or, rather, the lack of food.
Did you know that more than 314,000 people in the Pittsburgh area don’t make enough money to afford the food their families need? Twenty-eight percent of those who are going hungry are children. And with the shortage of good-paying jobs, these numbers are only getting more dismal.
That’s why I am proud to say Weleski Transfer has signed on as a partner in Move for Hunger. It’s a simple concept—when we pack or load your move, we give you the option to donate your food items to feed the hungry. We put the items in separate boxes and tag them with a special sticker. We take them back to our warehouse and, once a week, we take everything we've collected to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
So, if you move with us, and you’d like to do something in the fight against hunger, just set aside shelf-stable pantry items you wish to give—canned goods, boxes of pasta, bags of rice—anything non-perishable and unopened. We’ll take it from there. You’ll get a good feeling knowing you helped put food on the plates of hungry families here in the community.
By the way, over 100 of our fellow Atlas agents have joined their efforts to Move for Hunger, doing the very same thing we are doing. Last year, our collective Atlas family filled about 116,000 plates of food for hungry families all across the country. I think that’s pretty cool!
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