Movers Jump into Action to Provide Hurricane Ida Relief

September 30, 2021

In late August, Hurricane Ida ripped through the south leaving destruction in its path. The Category 4 hurricane was the second-most damaging hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana, behind only Hurricane Katrina. With millions of people struggling to get back on their feet, two of our movers jumped into action.

Alexander's Mobility Services based in Nashville, Tennessee collected 17,000 pounds of water and shelf-stable food and drove the 500 miles down to New Orleans to deliver it personally to the Second Harvest Food Bank. They have been a member of the Move For Hunger network since 2013 and have since provided more than 30,000 meals. 

A local mover, Northshore Moving, also stepped up to help out their fellow neighbors. They transported 17,000 pounds of food that will help feed 14,000 people in the parish. Northshore Moving - Hammond Food Bank Transport -August11-2021-5.jpegChristopher Calamari, the event organizer, sent word to Move For Hunger; they helped Northshore Food Bank, an hour north of New Orleans straight across Lake Pontchartrain, transport all of the boxes and canned donations. 

Over 720,000 are food insecure in Louisiana, meaning 1 in 6 is struggling to put food on their table. While in the St. Tammany Parish, where Northshore Food Bank is located there are 31,000 people facing food insecurity

The food moved in both transports will help the nearly 1,000,000 residents in Louisiana were without power which made access to food very limited. Move For Hunger and Northshore Moving have teamed up in the past before accumulating nearly 27,000 since joining Move For Hunger several years ago. 

We would like to thank Northshore Moving and Alexander's Mobility Services for transporting all of the food for the people in time of need. 

Interested in more hunger statistics and want to help with donating or to sign up for a food drive? Visit our Hunger Facts or Food Drive Page to Learn More!