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.
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!”
The National Association of Senior Move Managers is organizing a nationwide food drive to benefit families and individuals who are struggling to find their next meal. Move For Hunger is partnering with The National Association of Senior Move Managers and Hilde Senior Living Solutions for a two week long food drive in Washington.
The event is beginning on November 3rd and running through November 14th. It will take place at Skagit Valley Senior Village at 400 Gikey Road, Burlington, WA 98233.
To address this immediate need, Hilde Senior Living Solutions will be collecting non-perishable food items to aid those in need. While all donations are welcome, suggested food items include soups, rice, peanut butter, pasta sauce, canned fruits and vegetables, baby food, and cookies.
When the food drive finishes, Hilde Senior Living Solutions will also deliver all donations to the local food bank.
The Transforming Life Fellowship Ministries will prep for the holidays early by dedicating the entire month of October and then some to collect food for those who struggle to find their next meal.
Now through and November 7, local residents, neighbors, and members of the community are asked to come by the Transforming Life Fellowship Ministries, at 4701 West cliff Drive in Killeen, to donate unopened and non-perishable food items. Once the drive is officially complete, Coleman American Moving Services, with Allied Van Lines, will transport the donations to the local food bank right in time for the holiday season. 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.
What is Halloween without a themed party and some treats for the neighborhood? On October 31, residents, members of the community and overall music lovers are encouraged to get dolled up in their best roaring 20’s attire, grab non perishable food items and head over to The Saint to be entertained with music and poetry by local artists looking to give back to their community.
Jazz Gypsies, Nicole Greenwood, Paper Streets, Moon Motel, and Nathan Dickinson will work with Move For Hunger to collect food for local food banks and offer those who bring a contribution, a discount into the show. In addition to the food donations, the group of artists will also give a portion of the proceeds to supply blankets for the homeless population of Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Doors will open, at 7:30 p.m. at The Saint located at 601 Main Street in Asbury Park.
Neptune, NJ – This October 9th, the national hunger relief organization Move For Hunger and The National Association of College Stores (NACS) are joining forces to promote social responsibility for National Student Day. NACS represents over 3,000 campus stores internationally with colleges, universities, and K-12 schools in the United States and Canada.
In a campaign to promote volunteerism, National Student Day celebrates and encourages social responsibility among college students. With in store events, free food, music and contests, students are inspired to involve their community and student base. Four stores across the country will be engaging their campus to fight hunger locally by teaming up with Move For Hunger. By throwing a food drive, each store is raising awareness about hunger and taking active steps to fill the shelves of their local food banks.
Move For Hunger will be working with Valencia Campus, Valencia College Winter Parker, The Hill at UCI, and Valencia College Lake Nona. Three local moving companies, Ace World Wide Orlando, The Hills Van Services, and Student Movers will pick up the donations and deliver to local food banks at the conclusion of the event. By volunteering their services, each of these movers help to alleviate the need for transportation, which typically is one the largest expenses for a food bank.
“We love to see so many people and organizations working together to help the community and to fight hunger,” says Move For Hunger Executive Director Adam Lowy. “Hopefully these food drives will raise awareness of hunger on college campuses.”
Suggested items to donate will be canned vegetables, fruits, soups, tuna, chicken, pasta, pasta sauce, flour, juice, oatmeal, cereal, beans, baby food, rice, peanut butter, and jelly.
About Move For Hunger
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies across North America to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. To date, Move For Hunger is working with over 600 movers across North America and has collected more than 3,800,000 pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.
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!
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.
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 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.