Corporate Social Responsiblity

Former Shark Tank Contestants Are Biting Back at Hunger Again

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When it comes to fighting hunger, this moving franchise is in it for the long haul.

To celebrate the grand opening of its Tampa-based world headquarters, College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving (CHHJM) is packing 25,000 meals for hungry children and families in the greater Tampa area.

It was back in 2009 when co-founders Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman appeared on the very first episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank.” Eight years later, CHHJM is now an international company with 100 franchise locations.

The new 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility will be broken in with music blasting as volunteers package Red Lentil Jambalaya for people in need.

This hunger project is part of CHHJM’s ongoing partnership with Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE). For every moving job, two meals are donated. This is expected to create more than a million healthy meals for hungry children and families over the first three years alone.

Regarding the partnership with FCE, President and Co-Founder Nick Friedman says: “We wanted to make sure we found an organization that would be in line with our core values and key constituents. It was important that the charitable partner we chose would resonate with our team members, clients and franchisees, offer a hands-on experiential component, and allow us to give back in a more impactful way than simply writing a check.”

Ready to swim with the sharks and fight hunger?