Moving and storage company partners with Second Harvest to ensure children and families get the food they need this summer season
For many children and families in Middle and West Tennessee, summertime can be a time of hunger. Now with the COVID-19 pandemic, at-risk children and families are finding it even more difficult to access the food they need.
In response, Apex Moving + Storage is partnering with Second Harvest to ensure that children and families receive much-needed food assistance during these critical summer months.
“This time of year is considered the hungriest season,” said Mark Duke, President of Apex Moving + Storage. “When school lets out for the summer the cafeteria closes, kids lose access to the school meals they depend on each day, and parents are left struggling to provide extra food during those summer months.”
This summer the need had grown exponentially. Feeding America projects 1 in 4 children in Second Harvest’s 46-county service area are at risk of hunger – a 40 percent increase since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic this March.
“Apex moving has a passion for fighting hunger,” said Cody Duke, Local Operations Manager, Apex Moving + Storage. “It’s neighbors helping neighbors fight summer hunger to feed families in need.”
In addition to their support of Second Harvest’s Hunger Free Summer campaign, Apex Moving + Storage’s Move For Hunger Food Drive collects nonperishable food donations from clients during their move and then brings the donations to the Food Bank.