FlatRate Moving Partners with Food Bank For New York City as Official Food Drive Sponsor – Pledges to Help Provide up to a Quarter of a Million Meals

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FlatRate Moving® announces its commitment to being Official Food Drive Sponsor for the Food Bank For New York City, supplying both trucks to support annual food drives across New York City as well as committing to donate 10% of moves to support the Food Bank's general mission.

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Our partnership... will be instrumental in helping the Food Bank provide food to the 1.4 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put food on the table.

FlatRate Moving® has partnered with Food Bank For New York City to be its Official Food Drive Sponsor. As part of the sponsorship, FlatRate Moving® will pick up and drop off Food Drive bins at approximately 400 corporate offices and community centers throughout the city. This support can potentially help the Food Bank provide an additional 150,000 meals for New Yorkers in need.

FlatRate Moving® is also helping to support Food Bank For New York City through its own initiatives. From October 15, 2012 through to March 15, 2013, FlatRate Moving® will donate 10% of the cost of any move booked by a customer who references Food Bank For New York City, up to $20,000. FlatRate Moving® will also provide a $5 donation to the Food Bank for every Google+ review from past and current FlatRate Moving® customers. Further, FlatRate Moving® will be running social media campaigns to support fundraising and awareness efforts. “We’ve been a part of New York City for over twenty years. We are thrilled to be able to help Food Bank For New York City support its mission and give back to our community,” said Sharone Ben-Harosh, Founder of FlatRate Moving®. Margarette Purvis, President & CEO, for Food Bank For New York City said, “Our partnership with FlatRate Moving® will be instrumental in helping the Food Bank provide food to the 1.4 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put food on the table."

FlatRate Moving® was established in 1991 in New York City. The company instantly revolutionized the moving industry by introducing a moving experience that was guaranteed, all-inclusive, and one-price. Currently, FlatRate has six offices throughout the U.S., international capabilities, and numerous storage facilities. The website for FlatRate Moving is http://www.flatrate.com/.

About the Food Bank For New York City
Food Bank For New York City recognizes 29 years as the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research. Through its network of community-based member programs citywide, the Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need. The Food Bank’s hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches thousands of children, teens and adults. Income support services including food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and the Earned Income Tax Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income New Yorkers, helping them to achieve greater dignity and independence. 94% of donations go directly toward food distribution, acquisition and programs in all five boroughs of New York City. Learn how you can help at http://www.foodbanknyc.org.

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