Help U-Haul Feed 10,000 Families!

Nov 08, 2012, 04:30 ET from U-Haul

PHOENIX, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul is asking for your help with donating 10,000 meals to St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance!  Now through Thanksgiving, for every "Like" received on the U-Haul Facebook page -  U-Haul will donate one meal to the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.


"U-Haul and St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance have a long standing relationship built upon the simple principle that we all have an obligation to serve others," stated Stuart Shoen, executive vice president, U-Haul International, Inc.  "For St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, serving others is their first priority, which is why we are so proud to partner with them and support their work."

One in four children live in poverty in the state of Arizona and U-Haul is partnering with St. Mary's  Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, in an attempt to reduce hunger during this holiday season. Last year, St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance was able to distribute 63.7 million pounds of food to families in need throughout the state of Arizona, and U-Haul wants to help them with their drive to end hunger in Arizona.

All you need to do to help donate is log on to Facebook and go to the U-Haul Facebook page at, and click "Like." For every new "Like" received, U-Haul will donate a meal to St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, with a goal of donating 10,000 meals.

In addition to donating 10,000 meals to feed the hungry, U-Haul also will be donating over five hundred turkeys to St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance on Tuesday, November 20th.

You can learn more about St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and the great work they do on their website at

Learn more about U-Haul Community Relations programs at

About U-Haul
U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: "Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."  Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel-efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material and packing peanuts that are 100% biodegradable.  Learn more about these facts and others at

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the Company to maintain the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry which includes trucks, trailers and towing devices. U-Haul also offers self-storage throughout North America. The Company provides industry leading moving and storage boxes and an extended line of packing supplies to protect customer possessions. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket. The Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard grills as one of the nation's largest retailers of propane.

Joanne Fried, Director, Media and Public Relations
Ashleigh Wagner, Senior Media and Public Relations Specialist
U-Haul International, Inc.
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