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Loudoun-based JK Moving was already the D.C. region’s largest independent moving company (and third largest in North America), but now it is also being recognized for its charitable efforts.
Months after opening the 150-acre JK Community Farm in Purcellville, JK Moving has been honored with a 2018 Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Washington Business Journal:
JK Moving Services is honored to be recognized as one of Greater Washington’s most active, inspirational, and philanthropic companies by the Washington Business Journal's 2018 Corporate Philanthropy Awards! pic.twitter.com/DJNmdU66EZ
— JK Moving Services (@jkmoving) October 26, 2018
The news comes as Loudoun Hunger Relief finishes up the last harvest at JK Community Farm. Despite summer rains that dampened agricultural production across the region, JK Community Farm yielded 30,000 pounds of produce and 24,000 pounds of beef, pork and venison for the food pantry.
“We are humbled by the Business Journal award and proud of our partnership with Loudoun Hunger Relief,” President and CEO Chuck Kuhn told Loudoun Now. “Starting JK Community Farm is a sustainable, tangible way for us to meet a critical community need, but it only works by having a great relationship with a nonprofit with a shared interest.”
WTOP reports that this represents $240,000 in free food for the Loudoun community.
“I wanted to develop a charitable effort that meets the critical community needs in a very tangible way,” Kuhn told WTOP in April. “Using my land to grow and share food is a way we can contribute and address hunger issues by providing healthy foods throughout the year.”
In addition to the farm, JK Moving supports other charities active in Loudoun County, including Boulder Crest Retreat, Mobile Hope, Toys for Tots and Wreaths Across America.