Hauling Away Hunger: Former “Shark Tank” Contestants Partner With Feeding Children Everywhere

Allie Bruckner Corporate Social Responsibility, News, Sustainability

One of the first companies to appear on “Shark Tank” is partnering with Feeding Children Everywhere.

College Hunks Hauling Junk has chosen Feeding Children Everywhere as its charity of choice and will donate two meals for every moving service they do. This is expected to produce over 300,000 meals over the course of a year.

Moreover, FCE will deploy Hunks to set up and break down at Hunger Projects across the country, helping FCE fulfill its Pledge to Sustainability.

Rewind back to 2009 when “Shark Tank” debuted on ABC. The Hunks’ franchise was part of the very first episode, and co-founders Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman were offered funding in exchange for a percentage of the company. Ultimately, they didn’t bite … even when pressed by “Mr. Wonderful” Kevin O’Leary.

Year later, it’s obvious they made the right choice, as the company has seen explosive growth nationwide. Now, the Hunks are working to haul away hunger through a partnership with FCE.

CEO Nick Friedman says he had specific criteria in finding a nonprofit to adopt as their official charity.  

“We wanted to make sure we found an organization that would be in line with our values and motives,” he explains. “It was important that the charity we chose would resonate with our employees, offer a hands-on component, and allow us to give back in a more impactful way than simply writing a check. FCE stood out to us in many ways, and we saw it as a perfect fit for what we were looking for.”

Partnering with College Hunks Hauling Junk will also help FCE fulfill its Pledge to Sustainability.

Dave Green, CEO of FCE, explains: “Part of that Pledge is reducing air travel by 40 percent. Deploying Hunks who are already located throughout the country for setup means fewer members of FCE’s team flying out to projects — a move that will not only reduce our carbon footprint but reduce costs.”

He concludes, “This partnership is a big win for everyone. It’s a win for donors, volunteers, current partners, the environment … and most importantly, for hungry people.”

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