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Sep 4, 2013

September Is Hunger Action Month

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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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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
Mar 18, 2013

The Holidays Are Over, But Hunger's In Full Force

It's been a few months since we last we last gave you an update, and we have definitely been busy!  I'm pleased to announce that we have been growing quickly.  The winter months brought with it some major new partners to our hunger relief efforts as Atlas Van Lines and Brookfield Relocation Services joined our Move For Hunger family. Our network now includes nearly 500 moving companies and over 1,500 real estate professionals across 47 states.  We've even began to expand into Canada!

As of today, I'm happy to share that Move For Hunger has delivered over 126,000 lbs of food in the first few months of 2013.  This is enough to provide almost 97,000 meals to individuals in need.  While we are proud of this number, we are just scratching the surface.  The need is growing faster than our nation's food banks can respond.  Every day, millions of Americans are struggling to put food on the table.  We, as a nation, need to be doing more feed our neighbors in need.  In a country with so much, it's amazing that we are able to provide so little!

I want to thank you again for your continued support of our cause and for your generous donations over the years.  Please remember that hunger isn't just a problem during the holidays, but rather a year-round issue that needs year-round solutions.  Move For Hunger has the ability to educate hundreds of thousands of Americans every day about local hunger issues, while providing important support to our nation's food banks.

As spring approaches, I urge you to continue your generous support to help Move For Hunger reach new heights!  There are so many ways to get involved this year:

  • Spread The Word: Let your friends know the great things we are doing and how to get involved
  • Start A Drive: Organize a food drive with us in your community.  We'll help you with fliers, boxes, and even pick up all your donations to deliver to your local food bank. You bring the idea, we'll do the heavy lifting :)
  • Fundraise: From bake sales to races to online fundraisers, there are a ton of ways we can help you make your Move For Hunger fundraiser a success. Just give us a call to get started!
  • Get Social: We always need more friends and followers on Facebook & Twitter. Join our social media team to help get the word out about our hunger relief efforts in your community!

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Dec 14, 2012

Tis The Season To Be Thankful

It's been a very busy holiday season here at Move For Hunger. Being that our office is located on the Jersey Shore, we were greatly affected by hurricane Sandy which hit around November 1st. We are so proud to report that our moving partners from all over the country helped deliver food and supplies to the damaged areas in New Jersey and New York. Because of generous donors and supporters, we also were able to raise thousands of dollars that went directly to helping support hurricane victims and food banks who needed extra support because of the storm. 

As 2012 comes to an end, we are SO excited to announce we've hit the million pound mark! To date we have delivered 1,083,000 pounds of food to food banks all over the United States and Canada. Our Real Estate program is gaining momentum and we are now working with over 1,500 Real Estate professionals throughout the country and since September we have had 60 events collectoing over 340,000 pounds of food. 

Overall we have had a wonderful year and can't wait to kickstart 2013 with more partners and more pounds of food! Help us kick off the New Year!!! Here's how:

  • Hold a food drive! The food banks shelves are often emptied throughout holiday season, so why not start off the new year right by helping out your community! Email us at Events@MoveForHunger.org for more information.
  • Know any Real Estate Agents or offices? Get them to join us in the fight against hunger! Email our Real Estate Program Director for more information - Max@MoveForHunger.org 
  • Spread the word! Hunger is a problem is every community, let others know how they can help! 
  • Help us grow - make a donation right here on Gloabal Giving!

Thanks for checking in and we hope to hear from you! Don't for get to like us on Facebook and follow up on Twitter :) 

Sep 13, 2012

We've Delivered Over 700,000 lbs of Food!!

Ballooning For Hunger
Ballooning For Hunger

Can you believe it's September already?  The year has flown by so fast, yet there's so much more to do to ensure even more Americans go to bed with a good meal in their bellies.  I'm pleased to announce that Move For Hunger just turned 3 years old a few weeks ago.  In that time we have grown to work with over 350 moving companies and 180 real estate professionals in 44 states across the US.  And it's official: we have now delivered over 700,000 lbs of food - which is enough to provide over 500,000 meals to those in need!

We had an incredibly busy summer of food drives.  In fact, we held close to 40 food drives between May and August across the country.  We're lined up to hold 15 for the month of September and hopefully another 15 for October.  These food drives help us raise greater awareness about hunger while engaging different members of the community to take action!  If you are interested in holding a food drive, please email Amy at Events@moveforhunger.org

We've launched a Real Estate Program which is rapidly gaining steam.  Realtors across the nation are joining our efforts and becoming a force in our hunger relief efforts.  Realtors meet with their clients regularly and have a unqiue opportunity to educate them about the needs facing their communities. If you are a realtor interested in joining our fight, Click Here.

We have a lot more fun stuff planned through the holidays and into next year.  Remember, we couldn't do what we do without your support! 

  • For any $25 Donor this month, we will send you a ridiculously good-looking Move For Hunger t-shirt.
  • For any $50 Donor this month, we will send you a beyond-comfortable Move For Hunger sweatshirt
  • For any $100 Donor this month, you'll get the t-shirt, sweatshirt, and our ED send you a personal thank you video :)

Thank you again for all your continued support!  If you haven't done so already, please follow us on Facebook & Twitter to stay up to date with the latest Move For Hunger news and events!

Talk to you soon!

LobsterFest Food Drive
LobsterFest Food Drive
Surfside Food Drive
Surfside Food Drive

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