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We always like to hear about the wonderful students in our own backyard fighting hunger for our neighbors. Rocco Cantaffa, a Shore Regional student and enthusiastic Move For Hunger volunteer, is taking the lead on this opportunity to help with hunger relief right here in our home, the Jersey Shore.

Rocco is a part of Shore Regional High School’s Interact Service Club and will be working with them to host a fun and successful Fill-A-Truck at the Acme in Shrewsbury on April 18, 2015 from 10am to 3pm. Jersey Shore Moving and Storage, a participating Move For Hunger mover, will be parking their truck outside where customers and donators can put non-perishables.

One in 10 families in Ocean and Monmouth Counties receive “emergency” food from food banks and it is people like Rocco that are making a difference. It is with great appreciation that we thank students here and around the nation that are taking the initiative and making a difference in the fight against hunger relief. It is Rocco and other student volunteers that make the future look bright!

If you are interested in hosting your own food drive or Fill-A-Truck, we can help!

Start a food drive or become a volunteer!

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!

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Paul Mitchell the School Jersey Shore Food Drive

Fact: More than 1 million people in New Jersey are at risk of hunger every day. Forty percent of those at risk are children.

Join Paul Mitchell the School Jersey Shore in their month long food drive ending December 19th! During the month of November, bring in any non-perishable food item and receive 5% off of ANY service on their menu.

JERSEY SHORE ACADEMY

Suggested items include:

  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • peanut butter and jelly
  • rice
  • canned meats/tuna
  • pasta and pasta sauce
  • soups
  • crackers and cookies
  • baby food and formula
  • condiments

All food donations will be brought to Ocean County Hunger Relief courtesy of Classic Moving and Storage Reliable Movers, Inc.

A big “thank you” goes to the staff and students of Paul Mitchell the School for doing a great thing for their community, just in time for the holidays! Their donations, along with others from the surrounding community will make all the difference for individuals who are food insecure in New Jersey!Move_For_Hunger-Logo-Web-sm

Move For Hunger revisited our friends at the Houston Food Bank on a recent trip to Texas. We got a chance to check out their operations during our road-trip last year but we just had to stop by again when we heard they moved into a new facility rumored to be one of the largest in the nation.

Take a look at our visit to their brand new facility…

 

 

 

 

Check out our visit to their older building…can you believe it’s almost been a year since we first visited?!