Wheaton will donate a dollar to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana for every exhibition attendee who stops by the Wheaton booth during the 2009 Indiana State Human Resources Conference at the Westin Hotel in downtown Indianapolis today.
“Wheaton has been a friend to Gleaners and the hungry we serve for nearly three decades,” said Pamela Altmeyer, president and CEO of Gleaners. “In the last ten years poverty and hunger has grown dramatically. Gleaners can distribute eight pounds of food for every dollar we collect. This promotion, with the help from attendees, will make a big difference.”
The donation is being made in conjunction with Move For Hunger, a not-for-profit organization founded by a Wheaton interstate agent. The organization works with Wheaton agents in Central Indiana and around the country to collect unwanted non-perishables from moving customers and donate them to local food banks.
“Through Move for Hunger, we’re turning our participation in conferences, conventions and tradeshows into opportunities to help the communities in which we operate,” said Dave Witzerman, president of Wheaton World Wide Moving and a Move For Hunger board member. “Thanks to the attendees of the 2009 Indiana State Human Resources Conference we’re able to provide Gleaners and the hungry of Central Indiana with even a little bit of relief.”
About Wheaton World Wide Moving
Founded in 1945, Wheaton World Wide Moving is one of the world’s most highly regarded providers of transportation services. With annual revenue in excess of $160 million, Wheaton is the sixth largest household goods carrier according to the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA). Wheaton offers domestic and international household goods relocation services as well as special commodities and logistic services. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Wheaton is partner to approximately 250 agents nationwide. To learn more, visit www.wheatonworldwide.com
About Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
About Gleaners Food Bank: More than 137,000 Hoosiers are not hungry today because Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana provides food and critical groceries to hunger relief charities. Gleaners, a member of Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest), was established in 1980. Since then the food bank has distributed more than 230 million pounds of food and critical grocery products to more than 430 hunger relief charities serving Hoosiers in need in 20 central Indiana counties. To learn more, log onto www.gleaners.org.
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Wheaton World Wide Moving provides premier moving services for domesitc and international relocation. Headquartered in Indiana, Wheaton has about 250 agents nationwide and annual revenue in excess of $160 million, Visit http://www.wheatonworldwide.com