Can you believe it’s already the end of the year? (We can’t either!) 2022 has flown by, and it’s been an incredible year full of support from our partners and network.
There are over 38 million Americans who face hunger every day, with nearly 12 million children not knowing where their next meal will come from. Since November of 2021, Move For Hunger has worked diligently to utilize our network and transport nearly 5 million pounds of donations to communities in need, providing over 4.1 million meals to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada.
Our Fresh Food Program has grown substantially, recently crossing a milestone of rescuing over 1 million pounds of food just this year, providing fresh food to those in need coast to coast. Additionally, Move For Hunger was also able to start our Seafood Donation Program in Rhode Island in September 2022, where nearly 200,000 pounds of fresh local seafood will be donated annually to Rhode Island’s indigenous and immigrant communities.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, many organizations and individuals are beginning to consider making end-of-year donations to their favorite charities. Not only are these donations typically tax deductible for the organization or individual, but they also help nonprofit organizations keep doing what they do best - helping others.
Giving during the end of the year doesn’t have to be all about making a one-time donation - here are 12 ways you can give back to Move For Hunger throughout the end of the year:
1. Sign up for Move For Hunger’s Giving Tuesday Pledge.
Signing up for our pledge means your company will make a $500 donation on Giving Tuesday, and you will promote this donation as a match to encourage your network to donate and support the cause.
It’s super easy to do - just answer a few questions here and we’ll reach out to you!
2. Make a donation!
A donation of just $100 will provide us with the resources we need to provide 253 meals to families who are facing hunger throughout this holiday season.
3. Double your donation with a matching gift!
Many companies encourage their employees to support charities, like Move For Hunger, and offer to match their donations. This is an easy way to increase your impact and help us rescue even more food!
Use the search tool here to see if your company participates and has a matching gift policy.
4. Donate Cryptocurrency.
Yep, that’s right - we accept crypto! Fighting hunger requires innovative solutions, so as of 2022, Move For Hunger is accepting crypto to allow you to make an impact. Your donation will go towards our food recovery and hunger relief programs.
Every $100 USD worth of donated crypto provides 253 meals to those in need. You can learn more or donate here.
5. Partner with Move for Hunger.
We can't win the fight against hunger alone - Move For Hunger has an incredible network of partners in the transportation, relocation, and multifamily industries! With over 1,100 moving companies, including many of the world’s leading relocation management companies, and more than 3,000 multifamily apartment communities, we’re able to make an impact in every state in America (as well as several provinces in Canada).
Want to join our incredible network and become a hunger fighting hero? Sign up here.
6. Get your company involved.
Move For Hunger provides socially-responsible companies with a number of opportunities to reduce food waste and fight hunger. It doesn't matter whether you work for a large corporation or a small business, Move For Hunger can help you organize an event that will make an impact in your community.
From ArCANtectures to Truck Pulls to Can the CEO events, we collaborate with you to create a unique volunteer experience for your employees that closely aligns with your values. Learn more about corporate volunteering here.
7. Donate through a Donor Advised Fund.
First things first - what is a Donor Advised Fund? A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a centralized philanthropic giving vehicle that provides individuals, families, and corporations with immediate tax benefits and the flexibility to support charities like Move For Hunger.
Donor Advised Funds are easy to keep up with, tax efficient, and a great way to establish family legacy. Learn more about donor advised funds here.
8. Turn your miles into meals by Joining Team Move For Hunger.
Love to run? Have a Turkey Trot coming up or Hot Chocolate run? Team Move For Hunger is a national network of runners and walkers who dedicate their performance in endurance events – from 5Ks to ultramarathons – to the 38 million Americans who are struggling to find their next meal.
The funds raised by the Team will provide Move For Hunger with the resources we need to organize food drives, coordinate food rescues, and expand our network.
9. Host a fundraiser!
Get your entire community or workplace involved by hosting a fundraiser to support Move For Hunger! The proceeds from your fundraiser will provide Move For Hunger with the resources we need to organize food drives, coordinate food rescues, raise awareness about hunger & food waste, and expand our network.
Sign up to host a fundraiser here! You can also host a fundraiser on Facebook to reach an even larger audience (might as well go ahead and make sure you’re following our Facebook page while you’re there!!
10. Set up your Amazon Smile to support Move For Hunger.
For eligible purchases through AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer's selected charitable organization. Start shopping to support Move For Hunger here.
11. Honor someone you love by making a donation in their name.
Making a donation to Move For Hunger in honor or memory of a loved one can be a very special gift. A donation of just $100 will provide us with the resources we need to provide 253 meals to families who are facing hunger throughout this holiday season.
12. Order some swag!
Want to rock your Move For Hunger pride, raise awareness for our organization, and support hungry families? Check out this link to find apparel, bags, accessories, and more.