Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger was established to strengthen the efforts of our communities' food banks, while actively engaging in America's hunger fight. By using our unique knowledge and experience, Move For Hunger will leverage its existing national network of transportation companies to create one of the nation's largest, year-round service programs.
Dec 2, 2013

We Are Thankful All Year Long

Mergenthaler Food Drive
Mergenthaler Food Drive

 

Happy Turkey Day! 

It’s no wonder why so many people find the holiday season to be their favorite time of year. What’s not to enjoy about days filled with feasting, gifts and reunions with family and loved ones? With all the merrymaking going on, its hard not to think of those that are less fortunate than ourselves. 

For many, the old proverb that “It is better to give than to receive” holds true all year round. All across Move For Hunger's network, the true spirit of the holiday season is already in full gear. In the past 2 months alone, we have teamed up with local businesses, schools and individauls to organize over 60 food drives and hunger awareness events across the United States and Canada. 

Individuals and organizations of all shapes and sizes have reached out to join our fight against hunger resulting in 207 events so far in 2013 (surpassing last year’s total of 173 with our busiest months yet to go!). That means thousands more life saving meals for struggling families in need. We are just 43 drives short of our yearly goal of 250 food drives! 

One Of Our Favorites

People of all ages have taken action this fall to fight hunger in their communities.  In October we received a call from Manam Nagi of Virginia.  She was getting ready to celebrate her son's first birthday and wanted to turn his birthday party into a giant food drive. Apparently you're never too young to do good in the world :)   Gio's First Food Drive was a HUGE success, and collected over 880 lbs. for their local food bank. Our local moving partner donated boxes and transporation to assist in the drive.  Thanks to selfless actions of Gio's mother and the little guy's friends, more than 700 people will receive a wholesome meal this holiday season.
We are also very happy to report that we've officially delivered over 2,230,000 lbs. of food to food banks and pantries across N. America.  This provides over 1,858,333 meals to individuals in need.

Want to help the hungry in your community this Holiday season? We’ve got easy ways for you to lend a hand. Visit our Get Involved page to start planning your own drive that will bring in lifesaving meals for people in need. With nearly 600 moving companies across the United States and Canada involved with Move For Hunger, chances are we’ll have a dedicated partner in your area to help out with transportation for the food drive. Or you can hold a fundraiser or awareness event if a food drive isn't your thing.
And if that’s not easy enough for you, swing by our store to purchase a Move For Hunger T-Shirt or Hooded Sweatshirt. Not only will you be looking great in your fresh outfit, but also all proceeds from the shirt sales support our fight against hunger! How great is that?
Wishing you all a Happy Turkey Day!
Fill A Truck
Fill A Truck
Abbey Park High School Students Fight Hunger
Abbey Park High School Students Fight Hunger
Harris Teeter Fill A Truck
Harris Teeter Fill A Truck
Asbury Park Zombie Walk Food Drive
Asbury Park Zombie Walk Food Drive

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Sep 4, 2013

September Is Hunger Action Month

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team

Greetings from Asbury Park!  

Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! September is typically known as Back To School Month but we know it as Hunger Action Month.  Lately, we've been pushing a campaign called #VisualizeHunger.  The campaign is meant to highlight the impact of hunger in our communities during the summer - one of the most critical times for our naiton's hungry.  If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, check it out, and SHARE a post about it on your facebook or twitter page.  Don't forget to tag us with @MoveForHunger and #VisualizeHunger.

We're just past our halfway point through 2013, and I'm pleased to share some exciting updates with you:  

  • Our goal was to deliver 1,000,000 lbs of food to food banks across America by the end of this year - we met that goal in our first 6 months!
  • We are working hard to meet our goal of adding 350 new moving companies to our network this year, doubling our total network to 700.  We've hit the halfway point and are now working with over 500 moving companies nationwide!
  • Our final big, bold, hairy, scary goal was to organize 250 food drives this year.  We've completed 130 - AND COUNTING!

I want to thank you all for your generous support in helping us get this far!  Please continue to help us reach our goals by making a donation during Hunger Action Month!  

Any donor of $50 or more this month will receive a Move For Hunger T-Shirt - and they're pretty good looking if I do say so myself :)

We also ask that you work with us to organize a food drive this fall.  CLICK HERE for some good ideas to get started.  We'll provide you with fliers, collection boxes, and even send a moving truck to pick up your donations and bring them to your local food bank.  Yup - It's that easy!

Move For Hunger has grown tremendously over the past 4 years.  We couldn't do what we do without the support of donors like you.  Thank you again for believing in our cause, and we look forward to finishing out 2013 strong!

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atlas
mark
mark's moving
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foodstock

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Jun 17, 2013

Summer is the Season of Hunger

The Stamp Out Hunger Drive
The Stamp Out Hunger Drive

Hunger is on everyone's mind during the holiday season, but for the millions of hungry children across the country, the summer months are a time of immense difficulty. Over 31 million children receive free or subsidized meals during the school day. For many, that is the only meals they have access to all day long. With no access to the subsidized meals, the millions of children that are home from school in the summer are forced to rely on food banks and pantries to find their next meal. This influx of need quickly depletes the food supply of hunger relief agencies in towns both big and small.

That's why at Move For Hunger, we ramp up our hunger relief efforts when the temperatures are on the rise. Our newest Real Estate partner, Prominent Properties Sotheby's International, held their first food drive across 11 offices in northern New Jersey with the goal of raising 1,000 lbs. Within one week they had already reached 1,000 lbs. and set their sights on a new goal of 5,000 lbs. 

In May, 14 of our movers participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. Thanks to the generous efforts of our moving partners, they delivered over 400,000 lbs. of food to food banks across the US. The support of our movers saved the food banks from spending thousands of dollars on transportation costs, which means they can spend their money providing meals to the less fortuante, instead of using it on gas, insurance and trucks.

We also had our first district wide food drive in the school system of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where 25 different schools and 17,000 students participated in a food drive that brought in over 25,000 lbs. of food for the local food pantry. Their efforts provided over 20,000 meals to the less fortunate of Oklahoma and thousands of young people got involved in the fight against hunger! Want to get your school involved? Contact us today!

It's been an incredibly busy first half of 2013, thanks to the generous support of our donors and partners we are proud to announce that the Move For Hunger network has delivered over 1,900,000 lbs. of food to food banks. 

Stay tuned to MoveForHunger.org to learn more about our upcoming events or get involved in the fight against hunger.

Students from Broken Arrow, OK
Students from Broken Arrow, OK

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