What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to host a food drive and provide meals to the 42 million people in America who are facing food insecurity?!
Over the holiday season, more than 80 food drives were held across the country by a variety of our network and partners to provide more than 40,000 meals to food insecure communities throughout the United States.
Here are some highlights from our Season of Giving Food Drives:
Quality Move Management, an agent for Allied, hosted their first Season of Giving Food Drive this past December, donating more than 26,000 lbs of food to a handful of food banks in Canada. This will provide more than 21,000 meals to food insecure communities.
The Canadian moving company hosted their Season of Giving Food Drives in 5 different locations, with the Calgary and Toronto locations with the most donations. QMM Calgary donated a whopping 9,350 lbs, equalling nearly 7,800 meals to the Calgary Food Bank, and QMM Toronto collected over 6,100lbs, equalling over 5,000 meals to Edmonton’s Food Bank.
Speaking of firsts, IMC Marketing, an MPG affiliate, also hosted their first Season of Giving Food Drive in 2021. Their food drives took place in 3 separate locations, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and New York.
In total, the food drives collaboratively collected over 1,300lbs of food, providing food insecure families and individuals with nearly 1,150 meals during the holiday season. The Pennsylvania office was the top collector, donating over 600lbs of food to New Hope Ministries. Thanks to S&P Network, who stepped up to help transport the donations!
Ramar Moving Systems also got in on the holiday giving action, collecting 8,300lbs of food during an in-office food drive in December. Located in Minnesota, where over 430,000 people are food insecure, their hard work provided nearly 7,000 meals to local communities that are facing hunger.
The University Academy Charter High School, located in Jersey City, New Jersey, got their students and families into the giving mood by hosting a month-long Season of Giving Food Drive!
In total, more than 1,200lbs of donations were collected, providing over 1,000 meals to food insecure New Jersey citizens. Thanks to Moishe’s Moving Systems for transporting the donations to the Community Food Back of New Jersey!
The University Academy Charter High School wasn’t the only school getting their students and families into a giving spirit. Stewarts Creek School, located in Tennessee, also hosted a Season of Giving Food Drive in 2021!
They collected over 3,500lbs of donations, equalling nearly 3,000 meals, for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee! Special thanks to Apex Moving + Storage for helping transport the donations!
AVE Living, part of Korman Communities, knocked their Season of Giving Food Drives out of the park in December, with 11 properties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, and California, donating a collaborative 3,200 lbs of food.
AVE Blue Bell Villas took first place for most donations effortlessly, collecting 2x more than any of the other properties with over 1,000lbs of donations for the West Chester Food Cupboard in Pennsylvania. This provided nearly 900 meals to food insecure communities. Thanks to Wayne Moving & Storage for transporting the donations!
We’d also like to extend a thank you to Two Men and a Truck - Moorestown, CORT New Jersey, Copper Palm Moving & Storage, an agent for National Van Lines, and Cort San Francisco for helping transport the donations to local food banks and pantries!
With more than 42 million Americans and 1 in 8 Canadians facing hunger every day, it’s important to do what we can to lighten the load on food insecure communities. Move For Hunger is beyond thankful for each organization and person that helped us put food on the table this holiday season.
If you are interested in hosting your own food drive, make sure to check out our Food Drive page!