As part of the partnership, FlatRate Moving will pick up and drop off Food Drive bins at approximately 400 corporate offices and community centers throughout the city.
Neighborhoods in Brooklyn that the partnership will support include Ditmas Park, Prospect Heights, Bed-Stuy, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens and Fort Greene, a spokesperson for Food Bank NYC said.
"FlatRate Moving was looking for an opportunity to give back to the community by partnering with a non-profit organization that fit their culture and abilities," the spokesperson said. "They felt the Food Bank for New York City was a great fit because their mission actively supports the basic needs of New Yorkers on a daily basis. The logistics behind the management of moving food drive donations was a seamless transition for FlatRate trucks."
Through this partnership, the Food Bank will save $30,000 in moving fees by using FlatRate Moving trucks. The Food Bank will be able to redirect the funds saved to provide 150,000 additional meals to New Yorkers.
FlatRate Moving will also donate 10 percent of the cost of any move booked by a customer who refrences the Food Bank for NYC, up to $20,000, from Oct. 15 through March 15. The moving company will also donate $5 to the Food Bank for every Google + review from past and current FlatRate Moving customers.
“We’ve been a part of New York City for over twenty years. We are thrilled to be able to help the Food Bank for New York City support its mission and give back to our community”, said Sharone Ben-Harosh, founder of FlatRate Moving.
Debbie Kellogg, director of business partnerships at Food Bank for New York City, agreed with Ben-Harosh, saying this development is key to ensuring the Food Bank achieve its goal in feeding New Yorkers in need.
Learn more about the partnership and what you can do to give by heading to FlatRate Moving's website.