Move For Hunger works with relocation companies to support our communities' food banks. 1 in 6 Americans struggle to find their next meal, while 1 in 7 relocate each year. Move For Hunger has a huge opportunity to provide relief to those most desperate for our help.
While some problems demand complex solutions, tackling our nation's hunger problem relies on one simple equation: Get excess food to those who need it. Please join us in fighting hunger nationwide.
Over 50 million Americans, including 17 million children, relied on emergency food assistance in 2011. Each year approximately 40 million Americans relocate. When people move, they throw away "stuff." Unfortunately, a lot of this "stuff" is food that could be delivered to a family in need rather than thrown away. By teaming up with moving companies, real estate agents, and relocation professionals across the country, Move For Hunger provides relief for hungry Americans in need.
We have created a national network of relocation companies working to alleviate hunger in their local communities. Our movers offer to pick up unwanted non-perishable food items from their customers on moving day and deliver it to their local food bank.
We currently work with over 380 moving companies and 200 real estate agents in 44 states and have collected nearly 750,000 lbs of food (over 575,000 meals). This project will enable us to expand to 1000 relocation companies in all 50 states and collect over 1,000,000 lbs of food (770,000 meals) annually.
Your support will enable us to mobilize an industry for change. So much food is wasted when people move! Together, we have the opportunity to provide more meals to struggling families across America. - Adam Lowy, Executive Director
Total Funding Received to Date: $16,237
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $83,762
Total Funding Goal: $99,999
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).