Every year throughout February, Move For Hunger hosts a Spread the Love Food Drive campaign to encourage our communities and network to donate jars of peanut butter and jelly to fight childhood hunger.
Peanut butter is one of the most requested items by food banks due to its extensive shelf life, and the fact that it is kid friendly and high in protein.
With nearly 60 Spread the Love Food Drives and Fundraisers hosted by our network, over 13,100 meals were donated to food banks and pantries across the country. Here are a few food drives that went above and beyond!
Throughout February, Sterling Corporation, an agent with northAmerican Van Lines, hosted their 3rd Annual Spread the Love Food Drive, collecting over 6,800lbs of donations for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Massachusetts. This will provide over 5,700 meals to those in need.
Bargain Movers hosted their first ever Spread the Love Food Drive this February, collecting nearly 1,200lbs of donations. This provides over 950 meals for food insecure communities in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Interwest Moving and Storage also hosted their first Spread the Love Food Drive with Move For Hunger this year, collecting over 600lbs of donations for communities in need! This provides over 500 meals to the Idaho Falls Community Food Basket.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts also hosted a Spread the Love Food Drive in February! The Orlando, FL resort collected 600lbs of donations for those in need, providing 500 meals to the Southeastern Food Bank. Shoutout to Hilldrup -Orlando for delivering the donations!
Village Green, a multifamily management company, hosted a Spread the Love Food Drive and Fundraiser for their properties, with 6 properties participating in the food drive campaign. Collaboratively, the properties collected over 750lbs of donations and raised $670, providing more than 2,300 meals.
The Vineyard Commons, based in Highland, New York, collected the most donations with over 250lbs of nonperishables. This provides over 200 meals to the Dutchess Outreach. Thanks to Arnoff Moving and Storage- Poughkeepsie, a northAmerican agent, for delivering the donations! The Village Green corporate office collected the second most donations at over 130lbs, providing 100 meals to the Forgotten Harvest Food Bank in Michigan. Shoutout to Palmer Moving Services for delivering those donations!
Bell Partners also encouraged their residents to participate in the fight against childhood hunger by hosting a Spread the Love Food Drive. They had two properties participate, collecting over 350lbs of food donations.
Bell Meadowmont, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, collected the most donations out of the two, donating over 230lbs of nonperishables, providing 195 meals to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Bell Annapolis on West, located in Maryland, was the other property that participated, donating over 120lbs, equalling over 100 meals, to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. Shoutout to CORT in Raleigh and Washington D.C. for delivering these donations to the communities that need them most!
Pillar Properties joined in on the fun as well, with 3 of their properties hosting a Spread the Love Food Drive for their residents. In total, the properties collected over 440lbs of donations, providing 370 meals to food insecure communities in Washington state.
The Verge collected the most donations, with 270lbs donated to the Northwest Harvest Food Bank. This provides 225 meals for those in need. The Meyden and Stadium Place Apartments also collected donations from their residents, collecting 100lbs and 75lbs for the Northwest Harvest Food Bank. Many thanks to Aboda - Seattle for delivering the donations!
Finally, Ace Relocation Systems in Washington, Texas, Illinois, Arizona, Washington D.C., and California hosted Spread the Love Food Drives, collecting over 630lbs of nonperishables for those in need.
Ace Relocation Systems in San Diego collected the most donations, providing over 170lbs, equalling 145 meals, to the San Diego Food Bank. Ace Relocation Systems in Seattle was a close second, collecting 155lbs, providing nearly 130 meals to the Northwest Harvest Food Bank in Washington.
In the United States, more than 34 million people face hunger every day, including 9 million children. We need your help to end hunger! Donate to our cause today or sign up to host a food drive today!