ABODA Teams with Move for Hunger
Food collection program redirects once-tossed food to local food bank
Seattle, WA – June 9, 2015 – When people move, they throw things away, including food -- literally tons of it. What if this perfectly good, nonperishable food could be collected and instead of ending up in a landfill, could help fill the shelves of local food banks?
That’s what ABODA Global Housing Management, the Greater Seattle area’s leading provider of temporary housing for corporate relocating employees and interns, is doing by teaming up with Move for Hunger, a nonprofit organization that works with relocation companies to collect non-perishable food items and deliver them to food banks across North America.
ABODA is the first relocation company in the Pacific Northwest to partner with Move for Hunger, which is the official charity of the Corporate Housing Providers Association. ABODA is an active member of CHPA.
ABODA will provide clients who are living in temporary housing at all of its 2,000-plus units in the Seattle area with the means to donate food they otherwise would toss when they move out.
Dave Caple, CEO of ABODA, Inc. noted that the program is a simple yet powerful way to help in our local community.
“Teaming up with Move for Hunger, both as a member of CHPA and a locally committed, employee-owned corporation that thrives on giving back to our community, we believe we can help do two things,” said Caple.
“First, our participation should encourage other firms in the relocation business to join the Move for Hunger movement, and second, ABODA can help create a source of food to help fill our local food banks," he said. "Our goal is to help deliver thousands of pounds of non-perishable goods every year.”
Move for Hunger founder Adam Lowy, whose family has owned a moving company for 90 years, pointed out the value of expanding services in a new market with a strong and able partner.
“ABODA commits to an effort like this, and they are all in,” Lowy said. “This is a perfect program for the Pacific Northwest, as the region is known for supporting social services and for understanding the need to solve local hunger issues.
"Providing relocating employees with a way to help support a local food bank also is a great way to introduce them to the culture of caring that typifies the Puget Sound area," Lowy said.
ABODA is an innovative leader in global housing management services, providing end-to-end solutions to some of the biggest brands in the world, many of them headquartered in the Seattle area, where the firm is based. ABODA Global Housing Management uses a logistics-focused approach, combining the best of program planning and administration, inventory management, execution, service delivery and technology to help corporate clients operate more efficiently and enhance customer experiences. Employee-owned ABODA is flexible enough to meet clients’ ever-changing business needs through its award-winning customer service. Learn more about ABODA at or call 1-888-389-0500.
About Move For Hunger
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies across North America to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. To date, Move For Hunger works with 600 movers in 47 states and has collected nearly 5,000,000 pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.