JK Moving Services in Sterling is being honored as a top corporate citizen by the Washington Business Journal for its partnership with Loudoun Hunger Relief. The award will be presented during the Journal’s 2018 Corporate Philanthropy Awards on Nov. 9.
This year, the company established the JK Community Farm, a charitable effort designed to alleviate hunger by growing and harvesting crops and livestock and donating them to Loudoun Hunger Relief, which also distributes to other nonprofits.
“We are humbled by the Business Journal award and proud of our partnership with Loudoun Hunger Relief. 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,” stated President and CEO Chuck Kuhn.
The JK Community Farm near Purcellville expects to donate 53,000 pounds of crops as well as protein this year with a retail value of approximately $235,000. In addition to sharing meat and fresh produce, the JK Community Farm is planning to host educational classes for nonprofit clients about cooking, gardening, nutrition.