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Move For Hunger is happy to be joining with 123 Moving & Storage  to host a week-long food drive in September to end hunger in the LA County community!

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FACT: More than 1.7 million people living in Los Angeles County are at risk of going hungry each day, with 37% of those in need being  children.

Bring nonperishable food donation to 123 Moving & Storage “Westside” location, at 2411 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, and “Southbay” location at 2935 Columbia St, Terrance from September 15 to September 21.  All donations collected will benefit those in the community who rely on the Westside Food Bank.

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Any donation makes a difference, but most needed items include: canned beans, condiments, peanut butter, soups, rice, baby food and formula, fruit juice, cookies and crackers, and pasta.

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Mark’s Moving & Storage is helping to free their community from hunger during this year’s Independence Day Food Drive.

FACT: Over 789,800 people in Massachusetts are at risk for hunger.  27% of those at risk are children.  

To join in the fight against hunger, please bring your non perishable food donations to 276 Burncoat Street in Worcester, MA on July 26 from 10 am to 7 pm.  All donations will be transported to Rachel’s Table food bank by Mark’s Moving & Storage.

While all donations are appreciated, suggested donations include pasta, canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, rice, and peanut butter.  No donation is too small.

Together we can free our community from hunger.

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As we approach the month of August, the dreading thought of summer ending and returning back to school lurks in our minds. With all this anticipation of the school year starting, people forget about helping those in need; mainly, those who are at risk of hunger.

Fact: In Colorado, more than 755,000 people live on incomes that put them at risk of hunger, 35 percent of that number in need being children.

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To combat this issue, The Community College of Aurora is hosting a food drive at their Centre Tech and Lowry campuses between September 15th and September 19th. Suggested food items to donate are peanut butter, jelly, canned beans, meat, and vegetables, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cookies, crackers, condiments and salad dressings.

On September 17th, at 1600 East Centretech Parkway, Aurora, CO, tables will be set up where students and staff can bring in their food donations. And on September 18th, tables will be set up at 710 Alton Way, Denver, CO. A raffle ticket will be given to each individual who donates two food items for a chance to win prizes.

 

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All donations will be brought to the Gateway Battered Women’s Shelter by Colorado Hi-Tec Moving & Storage, an agent of Wheaton Van Lines. Come out and join The Community College of Aurora and support the fight against hunger.

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FACT: Over 1.1 million New Jersey residents are at risk for hunger. 33 percent of those in need are children.

In order to lower those statistics, Crave Frozen Yogurt is partnering with Move For Hunger to host a fundraiser night and food drive on August 2 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Come out and enjoy frozen yogurt for the night at The Shoppes at Old Bridge located at 3889 US Highway 9 in Old Bridge, New Jersey. In the three-hour period, 15% of all the proceeds will be donated to Move For Hunger to help in the fight against hunger.

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All donations will be transported to a local food bank courtesy of SeaCure Moving & Storage, a Bekins mover. Suggested donations include rice, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, cookies, crackers, pasta sauce, salad dressing, and canned meats. No donation is too small!

On July 23rd, Inkwell CoffeeHouse and Restaurant is teaming up with Move For Hunger to host a one night Food Drive and Benefit Show. 10523866_709818535758767_3237943952454457622_n

Fact: In New Jersey, over 1,151,000 people are food insecure. Over 375,000 of those are children.

The benefit show starts at 8pm with the doors opening at 7. With help from Noise In the Attic, Inkwell is bringing local musicians together, including Lightning Jar, The Trusties, The Oddbells, Alex & Ben of We’re Ghosts Now, & Chris Nova of Boxed Wine.

There is a minimum $5 donation to get into the event or a donation of 5 nonperishable food items. While all non-perishable food donations are welcome, suggested donation items include, soups, rice, canned fruit, boxed meals, pasta, sauce, peanut butter, baby food, canned vegetables, fruit juice, and water.

With help from Lowy’s Moving Service, an agent of Wheaton Van Lines, all the donated will be brought to the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Come out for a great night of music while helping your community!

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The Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana are living up to their pledge to serve their community.  The girls will be hosting a food drive from July 7 to August 8 in order to benefit the hungry in their community.

FACT: 1 in 6 Indiana residents are at risk for hunger.  Of those at risk, 1 out of every four children go hungry.  

Donations will be collected at 223 NW 2nd Street in Evansville, IN.  All donations go a long way in the fight against hunger and are sincerely appreciated.  Suggested donations include rice, pasta, canned meats, pasta sauce, and canned fruits and vegetables.

Make sure you go out and join your local Girl Scouts in their fight against hunger!

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The Farm Fresh Fill A Truck series featured food drives at three different Farm Fresh Grocery locations across Virginia this past June. These Fill A Truck drives provide lifesaving meals for the less fortunate when the need is the greatest-during the summer months.

The crew at Reliance Moving and Storage teamed up with their local Farm Fresh location to host a fill a truck for the less fortunate of the Hampton, Virginia area. The team at Reliance, an agent of Wheaton Van Lines spent the day collecting food donations from residents of Grafton and patrons of the Farm Fresh.

At the end of the day, the team at Reliance had collected more than 760 lbs. of food donations for the less fortunate. The food donations will provide over 630 meals for the hungry of Virginia where over 990,000 people live in food insecure households.

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We’d like to thank the crew at Reliance Moving & Storage and the gracious hosts at Farm Fresh for taking part in our fight against hunger. Want to get involved? Visit our food drive page to find out how you can take action against hunger.

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The Farm Fresh Fill A Truck series featured food drives at three different Farm Fresh Grocery locations across Virginia this past June. These Fill A Truck drives provide lifesaving meals for the less fortunate when the need is the greatest-during the summer months.

The crew at Seaford Transfer, an agent of Wheaton Van Lines, dedicated an entire day to collecting food donations for the less fortunate of South Eastern Virginia. Seaford parked one of their trucks outside the Farm Fresh and urged customers as well as members of the community to pick up an extra can or two to support the food supply of the local food banks.

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After a great day of volunteering, the crew was able to collect over 1,400 lbs. of food, enough to provide a meal for more than 1,200 individuals throughout Virginia.  Did you know? Nearly one million people in the state of Virginia are considered food insecure including 300,000 children.

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We’d like to thank the crew at Seaford Transfer and the gracious hosts at Farm Fresh for taking part in our fight against hunger. Want to get involved? Visit our food drive page to find out how you can take action against hunger.

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FACT: Over 1.1 million New Jersey residents are at risk for hunger.  33% of those in need are children.

In order to lower those statistics, Crave Frozen Yogurt is partnering with Move For hunger to host a dine & donate food drive from July 1 to July 8.  Donations can be brought to Crave Frozen Yogurt at The Shoppes at Old Bridge located at 3889 US Highway 9, Old Bridge, NJ.

All donations will br transported to a local food bank thanks to the time and resources of Sea Cure Moving & Storage, a Bekins mover.  Suggested donations include rise, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta sauce, salad dressing, and canned meats.

Be sure to come out to Crave for some tasty treats and the chance to give back to those less fortunate in your community!

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Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 7.49.04 AMAll month-long the crews at myBekins have squared off in a food drive competition to see who could collect the most food for their local food bank in the first annual myBekins Company Wide Food Drive. Sixteen myBekins locations from all around the country took action against hunger in their local community and we couldn’t be prouder of their efforts.

When the dust had settled, the team from Warrenville were victorious with a collection total of 1,939 lbs. of food, enough to provide a meal to over 1,600 people. The donations will bring relief to the more than 1.8  million people across Illinois that struggle to find their next meal.

To reward their valiant effort, each team member at Warrenville will receive an extra vacation day to enjoy with their friends and family.

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Altogether the crews from different myBekins offices brought in more than 4,500 lbs. of food during their month long food drive. With the summer months just around the corner, this food will support the food banks that struggle to keep their shelves stocked during the summer holidays.

Looking to make a difference in your community? Visit our Get Involved page for food drive ideas and tips to find out how easy it is to impact the lives of the less fortunate.