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!