Thank you. We can't say it enough. Whether you held a food drive, donated financially, volunteered your time, or helped Move For Hunger spread our message of awareness, you are the reason we have been able to feed so many people in the past five years. Together we've accomplished huge milestones that include over 820 food drives organized, more than 4,000,000 pounds of food rescued and delivered, and over 3,000,000 meals provided to those struggling with hunger.
With a growing network of hundreds of moving companies, thousands of realtors, and countless volunteers, Move For Hunger is putting more food on the shelves of food banks and into the hands of hungry men, women, and children. On this, our fifth year of service, we are proud to celebrate these accomplishments with you....but we know there is still so much work to be done.
Nobody should have to make the difficult choice between paying their heating bill or purchasing food to feed their children. We want to continue to make sure that everyone has enough to eat, not just during the holidays, but all year round. For the 50 million Americans that are going to bed hungry each night, having enough food to eat is the most precious gift of all. Move For Hunger is working to ensure that less food goes to waste and more is delivered directly to those most in need. Thank you for supporting our mission with your generous donation. Happy Holidays from the Move For Hunger family to yours.
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?