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Picture this. You’re driving on the highway, volume on 30 jamming and dancing, when you glance to your right expecting you’ve been caught by the Delaware driver next to you when you look up, and see the logo “Move For Hunger” instantly falling in love with a beautiful non-profit in your area.

That’s a wrap. Literally.

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Move For Hunger has teamed up yet again with premier moving service Bayshore Moving and Storage, an agent for Allied Van Lines, to give their trucks a charitable voice.  On February 13, the moving company wrapped a 26 foot straight truck to encourage the community to donate their food when they move.   This makes four trucks in total driving along the roads representing a cause and joining the fight against hunger relief. We’re inspired, aren’t you?

Bayshore Moving and Storage has been a dedicated partner to Move For Hunger , delivering over 760,000 lbs of food to local food banks – and providing over 630,000 meals to individuals in need.  They continue to take powerful steps forward by spreading the word about hunger relief efforts with Move For Hunger. A valued member of the mover network, Move For Hunger is honored to congratulate Bayshore for their dedication to the cause. By using their trucks and abilities, Bayshore is committed to collect non-perishable food being donated by homeowners all across Delaware.

We love to see our moving company partners taking the next step to support Move For Hunger and Bayshore Moving and Storage is doing it for a fourth time. By wrapping their trucks, they’re not only participating in the cause but becoming a part of it, and to us, that’s special.

So, next time you’re driving in Newark, Delaware and find yourself staring at an inspiring piece of artwork on the side of a moving truck, stop singing your little heart out and show some appreciation by pulling your fake horn from the side of your window and letting them know you’re a supporter.

Thanks for your loyalty, Bayshore Moving and Storage, you rock!

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Students at Wagner College are partnering with Move For Hunger in an effort to help those in New Jersey suffering with food insecurity.

The Staten Island based college is hosting a food drive in the Place-Manzulli Boardroom located in Foundation Hall on Tuesday, March 31 to help put food on the table of those in need. Although it’s only a one-day event, participants are encouraged to begin collecting prior to the day of the event. Wagner will be awarding a prize to the group or individual that collects the greatest amount of food by 9:00 pm on the 31st. All Wagner College organizations are encouraged to join in on the effort.

“Every year we try our hardest to help feed those who struggle with hunger,” said Demi Poznak, a member of the National Leadership Honor Society at Wagner. “Last year we held a food drive around Thanksgiving, so this year we wanted to host one in the spring. Being in college, we have a lot of different resources right at our fingertips. I believe it is important to use some of these resources to help others, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

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A member of the Move For Hunger network, Reliable Van & Storage, will generously pick-up and deliver all the collected food items to the local New Jersey food bank.

This is the first time Wagner College has teamed up with Move For Hunger to host an event. We are very excited that the college has joined in the fight against hunger, and are excited to continue working together in the future.

Remember to start collecting as soon as possible and that first-place prize could be yours! You can contact Demi Poznak at demi.poznak@wagner.edu with any questions about this particular event, or learn how to create a food drive of your own with Move For Hunger!

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.

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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?!