After hearing about the dire need of the Salvation Army’s Independence (MO) food pantry, the employees of the Cartwright Companies, a leading provider of integrated global mobility solutions, banded together for a week-long food drive.

The local food pantry in Independence, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City, had to shut down because the demand for assistance overwhelmed the pantry’s supplies.  The director of the Salvation Army’s pantry in Independence said he was having to turn away as many as 10 families every hour, so he had to close the doors to stockpile food.

Within one week, Cartwright employees gathered together over 200 pounds of food and supplies.  Thanks to Cartwright’s help and others in the community, the pantry was able to reopen.  “We have a generous community,” said Maj. Butch Frost of the Salvation Army. “They are coming through for us.”

The Cartwright Companies will continue to participate in these types of initiatives in the future and further its position as an upstanding member of the greater Kansas City business community.  The third-generation, family-run company and all of its employees are committed to ensuring a better future for tomorrow.

About the Cartwright Companies
The Cartwright Companies is a private corporation headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and is among the nation’s leading providers of household goods moving.  Since 1934, the Cartwright Companies, formerly Cartwright International Van Lines, has provided household goods moving, freight forwarding and shipping, and relocation and moving for homes, household goods, vehicle, and other heavy equipment for tens of thousands of people across the country and across the globe.  The Cartwright Companies focus is on providing integrated global mobility solutions to corporations worldwide.  Please visit our website atwww.cartwrightcompanies.com.

For further information:
Joel Crampton
Marketing Manager
(816) 442-6267
jjcrampton@cartwrightcompanies.com