Nike encourages positive action which is exactly what took place throughout December. The Nike Team & All Service Movers made a major impact across the 213 acres that make up the Nike Corporate Campus in Beaverton, OR. With over half of the 22 Nike buildings engaged with the Move For Hunger Food Drive, it was a philanthropic field trip traveling from place to place, collecting food for those in need. All Service Moving not only donated their time to ensure the food was collected but also transported to the local food bank after the event was complete.
With the support of its corporate staff, Nike was able to contribute over 1,096 pounds of food through its holiday food drive, enough food to provide 915 meals to those in need!
A major success is that the efforts of the All Service Mover Team and Nike not only provide meals to the food insecure, but also bring to light how hunger exists locally. There are over 653,000 people in Oregon that lack access to a healthy diet. This is a major issue and collaboration between socially responsible movers and leading companies enable huge strides to take place to help fight this food insecurity. The Move For Hunger team is extremely appreciative to be able to work in tandem with organizations that go the extra mile to donate another meal!
The National Association of Senior Move Managers is used to packing boxes with personal belongings for relocating their customers, however the past two weeks they chose to stuff those same boxes with food for the hungry.
NASMM has partnered with Move For Hunger to coordinate a nationwide food drive to benefit families and individuals who are struggling to find their next meal. The organization has collaborated with the following 18 members across the country to help feed the food insecure.
½ Price Movers in San Antonio, TX
Brightview Country Club Heights in Woburn, MA
Brightview Danvers Home Transition Resource in Danvers, MA
Caring Transitions in Hinsdale, IL
Door to Door Solutions in Midlothian, VA
Hallock Move Management LLC in Rochester, NY
Hilde Senior Living Solutions in Sedro Wooley, WA
Home Transition Resource in Groveland, MA
House to Home Relocation in St. Petersburg, FL
Let’s Move Senior Living Community in Catonsville, MD and Fulton, MD
Managing Moves & More in Mountain View, CA
Mavins Group in Westfield, NJ
My Solutions in Arlington Heights, IL
Nichols Village Home Transition Resource in Groveland, MA
Redefined Living & Moving in Clearwater, FL
Right Moves Consignment & Estate Sales in Berkley, MI
Three Pea Senior Relocation & Transition Service in Wichita, KS
Food deficiency continues to be a substantial problem for many throughout the country. In the United States, more than 50 million Americans struggle to find their next meal. Twenty percent of those in need are children. This is unacceptable, especially while nearly 40 percent of the USA’s food supply is wasted.
When groups from across the nation unite to fight hunger, it not only raises considerable amounts of food, but educates many who didn’t know the need that exists in their own backyard. It is so important to get the message out to the millions that need our support, and NASMM is doing just that.
“It’s great to see the National Association of Senior Move Managers getting so much participation from their partners across the nation,’” says Adam Lowy, Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “We are thrilled to have their support to help fight hunger and are eager to see the outcome of their food drive.”
By teaming up with these moving and relocation companies, Move For Hunger is making a great effort to fill our nation’s food banks. These steps will bring our country that much closer to a future free from hunger.
Move For Hunger is exceedingly thankful for NASMM’s support and dedication to fighting hunger in the United States.
While this Hunger Campaign may be over, there are still many powerful ways to get involved! Host a food drive, write to your representative, or donate food to your local food bank or pantry. While all donations are welcome, suggested food items include soups, rice, peanut butter, pasta sauce, canned fruits and vegetables, baby food, and cookies.
The food drive will take place at 1400 5th Ave Suite 6 in New York, NY from December 8th to December 22nd.
Physical Therapy of Harlem is hosting this food drive just in time for the holiday season. Additionally, they are teaming up with the HUGS (Helping Us Grow Spiritually) Movement. Once the food drive ends, Liffey Van Lines will pick up the nonperishable food items and deliver them to a local food bank. This process saves the food bank the expensive resources necessary to transport the food.
“The influx of food drives during the holiday season is really heartwarming,” said Executive Director of Move For Hunger, Adam Lowy. “We’re looking forward to collecting a lot of food this holiday season.”
Move for Hunger is teaming up with Planet Self-Storage to host a local food drive in the spirit of the holidays. In Connecticut, over 498,000 people are at risk for hunger because they live on low incomes.
The food drive will take place at 350 Alumni Rd. in Newington, CT until December 5th.
Planet Self Storage is hosting this food drive just in time for the holiday season. Once the food drive ends, Siracusa Moving and Storage will pick up the nonperishable food items and deliver them to the Foodshare food bank. This process saves the food bank the expensive resources necessary to transport the food.
“As we normally work with realtors and moving companies, we love to expand our events to work with storage companies as well, ” said Executive Director of Move For Hunger, Adam Lowy. “Hunger awareness is vitally important in the U.S. Every food drive makes a big impact.”
Move For Hunger is proud to announce that it will team upwith Sun Spa Tanning & Day Spa and Colorado Hi-Tec Moving to help alleviate food insecurity in Colorado. To encourage members of the community to contribute to this event, between December 8 and December 14 Sun Spa will offer a free tanning session with the donation of 5 non-perishable food items.
Those interested in participating in the food drive are directed to bring his or her donations to the Sun Spa location at 1057 South Wadsworth Boulevard in Lakewood. While any donation is welcome, the most needed items are canned tuna, meats, vegetables and fruit, pasta, rice, baby food, as well as peanut butter and jelly.
Those who cannot make a physical donation, but still want to contribute to Move For Hunger can make a monetary donation at Sun Spa’s CrowdRise Page; www.crowdrise.com/SunSpaTanningDaySpa
“It is incredible to see a company use its resources to motivate the community,” says Move For Hunger’s, Daniel Ratner. “Sun Spa works to help its clients look good, now it can help clients feel good by helping them feed someone in their community.”
Colorado Hi-Tec Moving & Storage with Wheaton Van Lines has generously provided the trucks that will transport the donations to a local food bank once the event is complete.
Last winter, California Career Institute held a food drive to alleviate hunger in the Garden Grove area and brought in 304 pounds of food. This year it attempts to exceed last year’s event, and bring further joy to the community by collecting new and unwrapped toys in addition to non-perishable food.
Between November 17 and December 11, California Career Institute encourages its students to reach out to their friends, family and all other community members to contribute to its event and make it a glowing success. While any food donation is welcome, the most needed items are canned tuna, meats, vegetables and fruit, pasta, rice, as well as peanut butter, jelly and spices. In terms of toy donations, generally, toys for teen and babies tops the needed the list.
Eager to surpass the amount collected last year, California Career Institute is willing to throw a holiday party to the class that raises the most. The institute is accepting all food items at its location at 12141 Brookhurst Street in Garden Grove.
Move for Hunger is working with Allstate Insurance to host an office food drive. In Southern Arizona, over 200,000 people are at risk for hunger because they live on low incomes.
The food drive will take place at 1660 E. River Road Suite 150 in Tucson, Arizona from November 7 to December 15.
Allstate Insurance is hosting this food drive just in time for the holiday season. Once the food drive ends, Daniel’s Moving and Storage will pick up the nonperishable food items and deliver them to the Community Food Bank of Tucson. This process saves the food bank the expensive resources necessary to transport the food.
“The influx of food drives during the holiday season is really heartwarming, ” said Executive Director of Move For Hunger, Adam Lowy. “It’s great to see an increase in hunger awareness and people giving back. Every food drive makes a big impact.”
The students of the Cultural Communication Club at Monmouth County Communications High School have taken it upon themselves to give back to the community in time for the holidays. These donations will contribute to feeding the over 1.8 million people in New Jersey that are at risk for hunger.
From November 13 to November 24 the club will be collecting nonperishable food item at the High School 1740 New Bedford Rd in Wall Township, NJ.
With over 300 students, the Cultural Communication Club has the potential to collect a significant number of cans to fight hunger in New Jersey. All of the donations will be delivered to the food bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
“It is refreshing to see high school students get involved in fighting hunger,” said Executive Director of Move For Hunger, Adam Lowy. “”At Move For Hunger we are excited to empower people of all ages to find ways that they can give back.”
Shur-Way Movers is hosting a month-long food drive at Austin’s Saloon and Eatery in time for the holidays. The donations for this event will contribute to feeding the 1.8 million people in Illinois who are food insecure.
This food drive will be hosted at 481 Peterson Rd., Libertyville Illinois, at Austin’s Saloon and Eatery from November 10 to December 10.
Austin’s Saloon & Eatery is happy to collaborate with Shur-Way. They will be offering incentives to customers to promote food donations. Customers will receive a 10 percent discount for every three items they donate.
Shur-Way Movers has been a partner of Move For Hunger since 2010. In three events, they have collected over 900 pounds of food, which amounts to about 755 meals for those who are hungry. At the conclusion of the food drive, Shur-Way will deliver the donations to the Northeastern Illinois Food Bank. This efficient process saves the food bank the funds for transportation and insurance.
“We really love when one of our movers has the initiative to host their own food drive,” said Executive Director of Move For Hunger, Adam Lowy. “We’re grateful to have an extensive network of movers who are enthusiastic about doing work that gives back to the community.”
Move For Hunger is working with the Tilted Kiltin Charlotte, NC to facilitate a food drive throughout the fall. In North Carolina, 26.7 percent of children are food insecure, one of the highest percentages of food insecure children.
The event is being held at the Tilted Kilt at 13230 Carowinds Blvd in Charlotte, NC, during business hours, from now until December 1st. The pub will collect non-perishable food items in the spirit of the holiday season. This collection will help to feed people in South Carolina as the cold winter season approaches.
Asheville, Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem are among the most food insecure cities nation-wide, and contribute to North Carolina being one of the ten worst states for food insecurity. The prevalence of hunger in North Carolina draws attention to the importance of raising awareness of hunger and collecting food that can be dispersed through food banks to the low-income families.
At the conclusion of the food drive in December, mover Berger Allied-Charlotte, an agent of Allied Van Lines, will pick up the donated food and deliver it to a local food bank. This pick-up benefits the food bank because it cuts down on insurance, gas, and transportation costs that food banks have to coordinate.
“A food drive that will for a few months has potential to be extremely successful,” Move For Hunger Executive Director Adam Lowy says. “We love to see ambitious, long-term food drives in states where hunger is more prevalent. We look forward to seeing the results!”