Instagram Takeover by JK Moving Services

Guest Blogger Kelly Fisne, Proposal Coordinator
JK Moving Services

Loudoun-headquartered business JK Moving Services, a 2017 EPA WasteWise award winner, has always been committed to the community and the environment, but the region’s largest independent mover has now taken it one step further.

JK Moving has launched its new nonprofit: The JK Community Farm. The farm is located in Purcellville, Virginia and will grow fresh produce to offer hunger relief in the region.

Chuck Kuhn, JK Moving’s CEO and founder, estimates the farm will donate approximately 53,000 pounds of crops and meat within its first year, and hopes to expand The JK Community Farm in years to come.

“We are part of this community, and I know that poverty is a very real issue here,” Kuhn said.

The farm will work with other local nonprofits, such as Loudoun Hunger Relief, to act as a distribution partner that will be able to provide fresh, healthy food in addition to their existing pantry.

“A diet of shelf-stable foods, common to emergency food pantries, fill(s) stomachs but does not lead to healthy outcomes,” explained Loudoun Hunger Relief executive director Jennifer Montgomery. “We’ve increased our fresh produce storage and distribution capabilities drastically and look forward to being able to share the JK Community Farm’s produce and meat donations.”

Michael Smith runs The JK Community Farm and already has the ground tilled.

Volunteers from JK Moving Services will help harvest the crops, but the farm will have plenty of other opportunities for volunteers and internships. Keep an eye out for future announcements!

 

Happy Tuesday, #Loudoun County! My name is Kelly Fisne, Proposal and Marketing Coordinator for the #commercialrelocation division of @jkmoving . Follow me this week as I take you behind the scenes of the DC area’s largest independent mover: JK Moving Services. 🚚🏠📦 What Matters Most: Three decades ago, JK Founder Chuck Kuhn set out to create a company that was committed to providing superior customer service. Despite the rapid rate at which JK is growing, our focus is still #whatmattersmost to our clients and community. Our company size allows us to flexibility to offer customized solutions for the craziest relocation challenges and gives us the time to get to know the people that make up #LoudounCounty and the #DMVarea. Our trained staff let’s you focus on what matters most to you – we’ll take care of the rest. Check back here on Thursday morning for a BIG #JKMoving announcement that will show just how committed we are to Loudoun.

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Like Loudoun Virginia Economic Development, @jkmoving aims to protect the #dmvarea by cutting down on waste and instilling healthy, long-term practices. In addition to built-in systems that conserve energy in our facilities, we prevent landfill waste in several ways: 1. Donating unwanted furnishings to local nonprofits. 2. Offering an @epagov compliant e-cycle & document shredding program to responsibly recycle electronics and paper. 3. Our Boxless Move system allows us to reuse sturdy crates without the cardboard waste. Additionally, JK’s in-house maintenance shop incorporates systems in every tractor trailer to prevent unnecessary emissions. Last Fall we took our environmental commitment one step further and reserved 4 Tesla Semis. That’s just the start. Check back here tomorrow for our BIG JK announcement! 🎉👨‍🌾

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