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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 and Storage Co.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. Atlas Van Lines

 

 

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.HeaderImage

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.

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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.truck-of-food-300x225

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 & StorageSlidell 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.Allied Van Lines

 

 

 

Contact Steven Fisk with Slidell Moving and Storage at Stevenfisk@slidellmoving.com for more information.

Food for Fines Food Drive

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.”

Von Sydow’s Moving and Storage, agent of Wheaton World Wide Moving, has generously donated boxes and transportation for the event.

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!

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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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