As the seasons turn here on the East Coast and kids are back to school, we know the holidays are right around the corner. For many in America, the holidays are another painful reminder of the hunger they live with each day. Currently 17 million children go to bed hungry each night. YOU can do something about it! Move For Hunger makes it easy to make a big difference in your community and there is no better time than now to get involved.
Each year Move For Hunger organizes hundreds of food drives across the country. We will send you boxes, create fliers, and even send a moving truck to deliver all the donations to your local food bank. Food drives are great team building activities for employees, schools, sports teams, college organizations, clubs, or corporate offices, and they provide crucial support to food banks all over the country. Contact Dan@moveforhunger.org today about holding a food drive in your community!
Plan on sending out holiday cards this year? Spread your good wishes while fighting hunger. This year Move For Hunger is launching a holiday card program to give supporters the opportunity to do just that. Express your thanks to your valued customers, associates, friends and family all while supporting hunger relief in North America. 20% of your order will go directly to Move For Hunger.
Are you a runner or walker? Turn your miles into meals this fall by joining TEAM Move For Hunger. Team Move For Hunger is a national fundraising program, dedicated to raising awareness to the often overlooked crisis of hunger in North America. Team Move For Hunger is open to any and all runners regardless of age or skill level. It doesn't matter if you are just starting on your first 5k, running in a themed run, or you're a seasoned marathoner; you can turn your race into a run against hunger.
To date, Move For Hunger has delivered over 3,700,000 million pounds of food to food banks across the country, that's over 3,000,000 meals directly to those in need. But we didn't and can't do it alone. Join us today in helping to fight hunger in the community you live.
The end of the school year for many means summer vacation, beaches, and fun. For those less fortunate however the summer months can mean reduced access to food. Currently there are more than 16 million children (nearly one in five children in America) that struggle with hunger. Federal nutrition programs offer students free or reduced-price lunches during the school year. According to the Food Research and Action Center, more than 20 million children receive a free or reduced-price school lunch on an average school day. For many students, these are the only meals they receive during the day. When school is not in session, the meals they relied on are no longer provided. Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation.
The summer is also when most moves occur. Working with over 600 relocation companies across North America, the Move For Hunger network has a vital opportunity to deliver additional food to the shelves of the food banks during these months. The movers in the Move For Hunger network bring food donations directly to the food bank, saving the food banks on transportation and delivery costs.
We are honored to be a part of the Global Giving Match Day on July 16th. It's a wonderful opportunity to show your support and help us to make a real impact on hunger in America. Starting at 9 am on Wednesday, July 16th, GlobalGiving will match donations to our organization by 50% until the $130,000 available in matching funds run out. That means that if you give $100, we will get an additional $50 from GlobalGiving!
We are looking for partners in the fight against hunger. Won't you join us?
We want to introduce you to an amazing girl and our friend Seraya. Seraya is riding on the TransAmerica Bicycle Tour from the east coast of Virginia to the west coast of Washington, totaling 4,305 miles. For 3 months, Seraya is pedaling across the country with a group of 14 cyclists, all while spreading the word about hunger in the local communities that she is traveling through. Her journey began on May 3rd and is scheduled to end on August 3rd. We are so grateful that Seraya has decided to dedicate her cross country bike trek as a ride against hunger. When asked why she wanted to help a charity like ours on this adventure, her response says it all - “There are so many organizations that we are asked to support and I believe in all of those programs, but so much of it goes to research and I wanted to find something that went directly to a movement that will help the people. Hunger in America seems hard to believe when most of us are surrounded by an abundance of food and so often we are tempted by over indulgence. The facts are that 1 in 6 Americans, approximately 50 million people, go to bed hungry. Everyone should have the opportunity to eat when they are hungry, and by supporting an organization like Move For Hunger, we can organize more food drives and spread the food into the right hands.”
Her goal for the ride is $2 a mile, totaling approximately $9,600. She's already raised over $4,000 and we are so thrilled to have her partner with us in the fight against hunger. Also, thanks to modern technology we are able to follow her on this cross country journey. Her blog is just as awesome as she is: http://moveforhunger.org/serayas-ride/.
Here at Move For Hunger we are proud to have Seraya as one of our supporters. Her dedication to the cause and enthusiastic attitude are contagious and we wish her the best of luck on this amazing adventure. Good luck Seraya and thank you for your support!
Want to dedicate your own race, ride, or adventure to make an impact on hunger in America? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org today, we would love to hear your ideas.