The Annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive provides essential nourishment to those in need. This year, Move For Hunger joined the fight for the eighth year and transported nearly 235,000 lbs of food donations, providing over 195,000 meals to those in need across the country.
During the Stamp Out Hunger campaign, letter carriers collect food donations from households along their postal routes. Residents are encouraged to place non-perishable food items in a bag near their mailbox for the carriers to collect.
The nation's largest one-day food drive is held in the beginning of the summer due to it being the hardest time for parents to provide meals for their children. Without access to daily meals through their schools, millions of children go hungry during the summer.
Sixteen movers in Move For Hunger’s mover network participated on May 13 by picking up donations from their local post office and delivering them to food banks and pantries.
Ace Relocation Systems of Los Angeles, Alexander’s Mobility Services in Tustin, and Daly Movers collectively transported over 40,000 lbs of food donations to the Orange County Food Bank in California. Ace Relocation Systems of Los Angeles collected nearly 7,000 lbs of food, Alexander’s Mobility Services in Tustin provided 10,500 lbs , and Daly Movers transported over 23,000 lbs.
Hopkins & Sons, located in New Castle, Delaware, also helped deliver food donations during the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, providing 30,200 meals to the Food Bank of Delaware.
2 College Brothers Moving of Tampa and Coleman Worldwide Moving of Tampa collectively transported 47,000 lbs of food to Metropolitan Ministries, providing nearly 40,000 meals to those in need around the Tampa area. Both Coleman Worldwide and Two College Brothers Moving individually collected 23,588 lbs.
Bayshore Moving & Storage, an agent with Allied Van Lines, collected nearly 60,000 lbs of donations for the Food Bank of Delaware. This will provide over 49,000 meals to those in need in Delaware.
Bekins of South Florida and Gentle Giant Moving Company transported a collective amount of 24,000 lbs of food to LifeNet4Families in Lauderhill, Florida. Gentle Giant Moving Company transported 12,120 lbs and Bekins of South Florida transported 11,680 lbs.
Ace Relocation Systems in San Diego transported 19,100 lbs, equaling almost 16,000 meals to the San Diego Food Bank.
Chadwell Supply Company transported 8,000 lbs to ECHO of Brandon. This provided 6,500 meals to those in need in Brandon, Florida.
InterWest Moving & Storage, located in Idaho Falls transported 11,968 lbs to Idaho Falls Community Food Basket, providing almost 10,000 meals.
McKenzie Moving collected 12,836 lbs of food, equaling 10,500 meals, and transported it to Oakland Hope Food Pantry.
NOR-CAL Moving Services, an agent with Allied Van Lines, transported 3,593 lbs to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano in Concord, California, providing nearly 3,000 meals.
Paxton Van Lines Inc. transported 5,005 lbs of food to Action in Community Through Service in Virginia, providing 4,000 meals.
SeaCure Moving Inc. in Tuckerson provided 8,000 meals by transporting 10,562 lbs of food to Greater Tuckerton Food Pantry in New Jersey.
Thank you to our movers for being an important part of it by providing 195,000 meals in this nationwide effort!
If you are a mover and would like to make a difference in the communities you serve, consider joining the Move For Hunger network!