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.
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! 🎉👨🌾
I’m so excited to finally announce a project we at @jkmoving have been working on – this morning we launched the @jkcommunityfarm at @loudounhunger in Leesburg. This nonprofit farm, located in Purcellville, will provide local people in need with fresh, #organic fruit, vegetables, and protein – approximately 53,000 pounds in 2018 alone! Mr. Chuck Kuhn has donated 4 acres of his personal property to this cause and plans to expand in years to come. The Farm also plans to start classes to teach individuals how to grow and cook their food. 🌽🥕🐄 For more information and to find out how you can volunteer to help your fellow #Loudoun residents, go to: jkcommunityfarm.org.
Pat, resident @jkmoving restoration expert, has been at JK since the very start. He has decades of experience restoring heirlooms and overseeing the move of irreplaceable items. Pat has moved everything from Justice Antonin Scalia’s desk to an 11th century baptismal font. He’s a quiet, but creative guy, who is willing to work his magic on almost any project. JK also understands that restoration is also important to office furniture, saving business owners thousands of dollars and preventing materials going into landfills. If you think of JK as just a #moving company, you’ve only just scratched the surface. 😉 #fridayfact #loudounpossible
We at @jkmoving thank you, Loudoun friends! Thank you for helping us grow from the smallest DC area independent mover to the largest! We’re always trying to improve the moving process so that you and the community stay happy each step of the way. Whether you’re moving to a new house, new office, or new country, we’ve got your back. Our motto is “What Matters Most” because we feel that a sustainable and happy community is a beautiful thing. From myself & @caprelo & @jkmoving & @jkcommunityfarm – thanks for making our business #loudounpossible 🚚✈️🏢