If you've been following Move For Hunger recently, you probably have heard a lot of chatter about something called Hunger Action Month. This nationwide call to take takes place every September, and it's the perfect time to get involved in your community and make a difference. That's why we were so excited to hear that Brookfield Residential of Northern California wanted to host a food drive and fundraiser to raise awareness!
Starting on September 4, employees at the Brookfield Residential office in Danville were encouraged to donate non-perishable food items, including tuna, pasta, peanut butter, canned vegetables, and more. In addition to the food donations, the employees were also given the option to purchase Hunger Action Month cutouts as part of the fundraiser. The proceeds go to support Move For Hunger, and then the contributor writes their name on the cutout to hang it up in the office. The cutouts were placed on display just in time for Brookfield Residential's Homeowner Meet & Greet Event, which also happened to fall on the final day of the food drive.
By September 22, Brookfield Residential had collected 240 pounds of food. That's enough to provide nearly 200 meals for California families in need! Anderson Bros. Movers volunteered their time to pick up and transport all the donations to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Brookfield Residential also raised $500 through purchases of the Hunger Action Month cutouts.
With more than 580,000 people in Northern California who are food insecure, including 1 in 6 children, the recognition of Hunger Action Month is so important. Thank you so much to Brookfield Residential and Anderson Bros. Movers for not only dedicating their September to their community but also for joining us in the fight against hunger.
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