You can’t fake local; a mantra that sets Lowes Foods apart from other grocers. That is why Move For Hunger is proud to announce that Lowes Foods is teaming up with City Transfer & Storage Co. to host a Fill A Truck event to help alleviate the pressing issue of hunger in the immediate community.
On Saturday, October 18 at 10 a.m. City Transfer & Storage Co. will park empty trucks in front of two Lowes Foods locations at 10106 South Main Street in Archdale and 535 Nelson Street in Kernersville.
Local residents, neighbors, and members of the community are challenged to fill those trucks with unopened, non-perishable food donations before the truck leaves at 3 p.m. While any donation is welcome, the most needed items are canned tuna, meats, vegetables and fruit, pasta, rice, as well as peanut butter and jelly.
“I think it’s fantastic to see such a strong sense of local pride from these two companies,” says Move For Hunger’s, Daniel Ratner. “It is that mentality that will make this event a success. There is no better motivation than knowing that one’s donation will go to helping one’s ‘neighbor’.”
City Transfer & Storage Co. with Atlas Van Lines has generously provided the trucks and will also deliver the donations to the local food bank after the event.
Clancy Relocation & Logistics decided to dedicate the weekend of September 19th to fighting hunger. Teaming up with local radio station Kicks 105.5, they hosted a Fill-A-Truck at a Stop and Shop in Somers, NY.
The three-day food drive was extremely successful. Radio Station Kicks 105.5 hosted a booth, playing music and promoting participation. The station encouraged donations as part of their Food for Friends campaign during Hunger Awareness Month.
At the close of the weekend, Clancy Relocation and Kicks 105.5 collected 2,180 pounds of non-perishable food. The food was then delivered to the Putnam Community Action Program which helps the low-income and at-risk residents of Putnam County.
This is a sizable donation that will greatly benefit Putnam CAP and save them the resources necessary to collect and pick up the food. Move For Hunger is proud to work with movers who are dedicated to helping those at risk for hunger!
Move For Hunger is proud to announce that the Slidell Police Department is teaming up with Slidell Moving and Storage for the Second Annual Slidell Police Food Drive to benefit residents that struggle to find their next meal.
From September 29th until October 3rd, food collection boxes will be placed at five convenient locations throughout Pearl River and Slidell.
- Slidell Moving 100 Glenn Ct. Pearl River, LA
- Slidell Police Station 2112 Sgt. Alfred Dr. Slidell, LA
- Winn Dixie’s Slidell Locations
2985 Gause Blvd East
3030 Pontchartrain Dr.
851 Brownswitch Rd
Local residents, neighbors and members of the community are asked to donate unopened, non-perishable food items during this five-day event. While any donation is welcome, the most needed items are canned tuna, meats, vegetables and fruits, pasta, rice, as well as peanut butter and jelly.
Slidell Moving and Storage, with Allied Van Linesa has generously provided all of the collection boxes and will also deliver the donations to the local food bank after the event.
Contact Steven Fisk with Slidell Moving and Storage at Stevenfisk@slidellmoving.com for more information.
For the fourth year in a row, Move For Hunger is teaming with the Vernon Area Public Library to collect food to decrease library fines. This food drive will give back to the community and help the 1.8 million people at risk for hunger in Illinois.
During the entire month of September, the Vernon Area Public Library will be hosting their Food for Fines Food Drive, at 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire, IL during business hours.
Those who donate to the food drive will decrease their library fines and contribute to the fight against hunger. The Vernon Area Public Library has done three previous food drives with Move For Hunger. In 2012, they collected 1,495 pounds of non-perishable food, which equates to 1,150 meals.
“We are thrilled to celebrate Hunger Action Month once again with the Vernon Area Public Library.” Says Adam Lowy, Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “It’s so exciting to see the community working together for such a worthwhile cause.”
All donations are appreciated; however, suggested items are pasta, rice, cereal, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, and canned meats, fruits, and vegetables.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Come out for a great night of music while helping your community!
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!