In honor of Shark Week 2021, Move For Hunger is holding our annual Shark Week Food Drive. It'll take place from July 11 - 18 across our network to see who can feed the most sharks, ahem, humans.
Many people in this country are also still reeling and recovering from COVID-19 which made food insecurity worse in the U.S. during 2020 and into 2021. Over 42 million Americans face hunger every day, an increase of 5 million since 2019. On top of that, 35% of the food produced is going to waste or is uneaten. And for Shark Week 2021, we’re tuna-cious about doing something about it.
Speaking of tuna, it's a great protein that food banks are always in need of. It also can last up to 3 years, so it almost never goes unused in these at-risk communities. Your donations will stay close to home as we have partner food banks across the country.
Best Canned Tuna to Buy:
Safe Catch Elite Solid Wild Tuna Steak
For-tuna-tely, this product is very low in mercury, but still contains omega 3 and Safe Catch does not add water, oil, or other fillers to the tuna, which is sustainably caught.
Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna
Wild Planet’s sustainably caught tuna contains DHA and EPA omega 3, but leaves out water, oil, and fillers, so be sure to take the oppor-tuna-ty to eat some!
StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water
StarKist’s tuna is safe for your dolphin friends and contains Omega 3s and protein. It is a very popular brand in stores!
Get the Gear
A good food drive and/or party isn't complete without some killer decorations. Fortunately, people love sharks and there's no shortage of supplies to make your event extra festive. Here are a couple of our favorites, but click here to check out the full list.
Inflatable Shark Costume
This fun costume, which is unisex and waterproof, will be sure to make a splash! It is so versatile as it can be used at multiple points throughout the year, like Halloween, a costume party, or even just a regular day.
This shark-themed tablecloth will swim across your table. It is great for crafting with your kids or hosting a reunion with your family.
Shark Cupcake Toppers
This variety of cupcake toppers are a sweet addition to your desserts! If you are having a bake sale - or simply enjoy baking at any point - these sharks are a great way to add some fin-tastic detail.
Take a bite out of hunger on these plates. An important component of pool parties is the food, so be sure you have these plates, utensils, cups, and napkins for your guests.
Shark Balloon Arch
Assorted balloons are a great addition to any birthday party, and this set is no exception! The blue, red, silver, and shark balloons will make for a grand entrance.
Order Your Tuna
Want to help even more, and you don’t have to go to the grocery store? Order your Tuna on amazon! It may sound weird, but by clicking this affiliate link (or one of the links above), a portion of your total order will go to Move For Hunger as a donation.
And if you haven’t already, set your Amazon Smile account to benefit Move For Hunger.
Aren’t part of a food drive, but still want to participate? You’re in luck. There are two ways to do it.
- Buy Tuna online and donate it to your local food bank.
- Make an online donation! An amount as low as $25 can provide 63 meals. If you’re able to, set a recurring donation to continue to help feed those in need every month.
We hope this July will be the best year yet for our Shark Week Food Drive! Sign up today to get started.