Crown Chicago - Move for Hunger’s Mover of the Month
September 9, 2015
Corporate social responsibility is at the core of Crown’s company culture; we’re dedicated to having a positive impact on the communities in which we work. This commitment led us to form a partnership in North America with the non-profit organization Move for Hunger (MFH). To support the organization’s efforts, we encourage our customers who are relocating to donate their unwanted, unopened food, which Crown then picks up and delivers to local food banks.
In March, Move for Hunger honored our commitment by awarding Crown Relocations Chicago with the Mover of the Month award. In presenting the award, MFH noted that Crown Chicago has collected nearly 40,000 pounds of food to date, equaling over 30,300 meals for Chicago-area residents.
In addition to collecting food from customers who are making the switch to a new home, Crown Chicago has taken their efforts a step further by going out into the community to rescue food from local businesses. It started in July 2014 when Crown delivered 1,454 pounds of donated items to Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, the branch’s designated food pantry, and asked how else they could help support the local community. Glen Ellyn requested assistance in transporting donated unsellable perishable items from various local retailers, such as Wal-Mart, Caputo’s Fresh Markets and Jewel-Osco. In 2014, Crown Chicago transported 20,011 pounds of these donated goods to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
“The team at Crown Relocations is honored to be part of such a great cause. We’re always eager to find new ways to have a positive impact on our community and help those in need,” said Jamison Roudabush, General Manager.
Crown Chicago is honored to receive the Mover of the Month award from Move for Hunger and to continue to help those in need in the Chicago area.