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George Mason University set off Homecoming Week by teaming up with Move For Hunger and Crown Relocations of Washington, DC for their third partnered Canstruction. Once again the Canstruction was a tremendous success that collected 6,520 pounds of food, which equates to 5,433 meals to be given to those in need within the Fairfax County area.

GMU students members stacked their way to food drive success by making large scale canned good structures that went along with the GMU homecoming theme, The Art of The Game. The structures had to involve basketball in an artful manner. GMU faculty members then judged the structures.

“Our event was really successful, we had a great turn out and raised over 6,000 lbs of food. When I announced the number of pounds we raised at the end of the event, I think all the students felt really good about what they had done.”

This years collection will be donated to Cornerstones Food Bank. Move for Hunger is proud to help fight food insecurity in Fairfax County, VA where over 44,000 residents receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and 62,000 individuals live below the poverty line.

Move For Hunger would like to thank Crown Relocations of Washington D.C. for moving all the donations. Crown Relocations puts special emphasis on social responsibility and often partners with Move For Hunger to encourage hunger relief efforts. While working with Move For Hunger, Crown Relocations has helped move over 36,700 pounds of non-perishables.

Making a positive impact doesn’t have to be boring. Move for hunger is dedicated to raising awareness in fun and unique ways. The opportunities to make a difference within your community are endless. To host a food drive within your local community or Get Involved in any way in the fight against hunger, visit our website!

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RedfinRedfin Real Estate Agency pioneered the tech based home buying experience to improve customer lives. With the help of Move For Hunger, Redfin will now be improving the lives of those in need.

During the month of February, fourteen Redfin locations will be collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to local food banks. Redfin and Move For Hunger are dedicated to eradicating hunger across the United States.

A special thank you to Midwest Moving & Storage, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, Advantage Moving & Storage, and Crown Relocations of Washington DC who will be donating their time to help move all donations to food banks that help eliminate hunger by serving local citizens.

The participating Redfin offices include Bellevue Eastside, Northgate, Seattle Headquarters, Chicago, Schaumburg, San Francisco, Pleasanton, San Jose, Chantilly, Falls Church, Baltimore Columbia, Rockville, and DC. Each office will be accepting all non-perishable food items until February 27, 2015. Please help by finding an office near you and making a donation!

Move for Hunger makes volunteering or hosting a food drive easy! Get involved by signing up on our volunteer page.

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With the help of Generation Now, the American Airlines Employee Resource Group, American Airlines is increasing efforts to end hunger in North Texas by holding a canned food drive from February 16, 201 to March 6, 2015.

American Airlines is dedicated to practicing corporate social responsibility and is engaged in supporting food security in Texas, where 1 in 6 people struggle with hunger and 40% of those in need of food are children.

With the help of Move For Hunger’s top moving partner, Firefighting’s Moving and Storage, the donations will be delivered to the Tarrant Area Food Bank in Fort Worth Texas.

The Tarrant Area Food Bank works with 12 counties around the Dallas and Fort Worth metropolitan area. Their network serves more than 300,000 meals and distributes food to over 47,000 households on a monthly basis.

If you are part of an organization that would be interested in holding a food drive visit the Move for Hunger Get Involved page and let us help you!

 

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unnamedThere’s something about food that makes everyone’s day better. What more exciting words are there in your 8 hour work day than “Lunch Break!”? Gelman, Rosenberg, and Freedman CPA’s are shining a new light on the meaning of food in their office by making it possible for food insecure people within D.C. to actually have a lunch to enjoy. With a leading role from Ashari Taylor Watson, an employee at GRF and an awesome Move For Hunger Volunteer, the company is able to make a difference one non-perishable can at a time. ashari

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, located in Washington, DC, is a professional services firm that provides clients with financial, tax and consulting solutions. This month, from Feburary 2nd to the 20th, GRF is hosting an internal food drive. Bargain Movers, a contributing Move For Hunger mover, will be bringing all of the food donated to Manna Food Center for further distribution.

Ashari Taylor Watson has a history of volunteering! She started her volunteer work by tutoring for the inner city youth where she learned that the main concern of a lot of these kids was not their math and science skills, but their empty stomachs. Food insecurity soon became a topic that Ashari grew more of an interest in, so she volunteered at soup kitchens. Soon after, she became a Move For Hunger volunteer to begin implementing a long lasting impact.

To me, regardless of factors such as race, gender and socio-economic status, people should always have access to nourishment. Everyone will not have the same opportunities as others, and that’s how it goes, but nobody should be hungry.” Ashari Taylor Watson

It’s volunteers like Ashari who are taking steps to make a difference. 17 million American children go to bed hungry every night. In addition, about 30% of households with children in the D.C. area are food insecure. Every donation counts and every volunteer allows some of those children to be food secure and make their days that much better. Cheers, Ashari!

Find out more about Ashari’s efforts in GRF Community Impact. Are you part of an organization interested in holding a similar food drive? Let us help you! Get involved by signing up on our volunteer page!

 

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There’s something about food that makes everyone’s day better. What more exciting words are there in your 8 hour work day than “Lunch Break!”? Gelman, Rosenberg, and Freedman CPA’s are shining a new light on the meaning of food in their office by making it possible for food insecure people within D.C. to actually have a lunch to enjoy. With a leading role from Ashari Taylor Watson, an employee at GRF and an awesome Move For Hunger Volunteer, the company is able to make a difference one non-perishable can at a time.

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, located in Washington, DC, is a professional services firm that provides clients with financial, tax and consulting solutions. This month, from January 2nd to the 20th, GRF is hosting an internal food drive. Bargain Movers, a contributing Move For Hunger mover, will be bringing all of the food donated to Manna Food Center for further distribution.

It’s volunteers like Ashari who are taking steps to make a difference. 17 million American children go to bed hungry every night. In addition, about 30% of households with children in the D.C. area are food insecure. Every donation counts and every volunteer allows some of those children to be food secure and make their days that much better. Cheers, Ashari!

Are you part of an organization interested in holding a similar food drive? Let us help you! Get involved by signing up on our volunteer page!

 

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In loving memory of husband and business owner, Rick Zanon, Migdalia Zanon and the rest of the Universal Service’s team joined hands to generously use their services for hunger relief at the first annual Rick Zanon Memorial. Univeral Services, a NASMM agent, has been owned and successfully run by the Zanon family for over 25 years offering services that include downsizing, packing, moving, and unpacking for seniors citizens that need an extra hand transitioning into new communities. This year, they used their skills and passion to better the community in the name of a man that held a close, personal relationship with much it of.

From January 4th to the 18th, Universal Services collected foods like canned goods, pasta, peanut butter, juices, baby food, and other non-perishables. These were delivered by their own supplied moving service that brought the food to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, a local branch of the Feeding America organization. Move For Hunger put away their moving trucks for this event and helped with the promotion while providing support and advice for how to make this event more effective.

With their own motivation and help from the wide array of people who admired and respected Rick, Universal Services ended up collecting 443 pounds of food, providing nearly 370 meals for those in need! With 1 out of 6 Americans being food insecure, every donation was considered a blessing and a gift. This was truly a genuine way to represent Rick’s compassionate soul and dedication to the older adult community. We’re proud to say Universal Services will be continuing the tradition with a second food drive next year!

 

 

If you are interested in helping make this country hunger-free, get involved and learn how to start your own food drive!

NikeNike, the corporation that changed the world of sports merchandising, teamed up with All Service Moving and Move For Hunger to collect food for the Hillsborough community in Oregon.

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.

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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!

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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

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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

Coleman--Tampa-MapFood 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.

st peteWhen 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.Home Transition Resource

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.

white-star-movers-2063For more information on the National Association of Senior Move Managers Food Drive feel free to contact our office at 732-774-0521 or email us at press@moveforhunger.org.

 

 

liffeyMove for Hunger is teaming up with Physical Therapy of Harlem to host an office food drive. In New York, over 2.7 million people are at risk for hunger because they live on low incomes.

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.”Siracusa-logo-copywAllied