bringing fresh produce to food banks & pantries across north America
Move For Hunger launched its fresh food program in the summer of 2021 and have since made it a core piece of our operation. We're leveraging our network of 1,100+ transportation partners to transport food from farms and other sources to communities in need.
Who We've Worked With
over 3 million lbs of perishable food... and growing!
Since 2021, we've been developing innovative transportation and cold storage solutions that assist unique partners across the country with the capture of more fresh food for the people who need it most.
Teaming Up with the Gleaning Organizations
We work hand-in-hand with gleaning organizations like the Society of St. Andrew to collect the food in the field, and we organize the transportation.
From Farmer's Market to Food Bank
We've partnered with the Dale City Farmer's Market to rescue thousands of lbs of farm fresh produce in cooperation with Northern Virginia Food Rescue.
Fresh Fish to Communities in New England
We're working with local agencies in Providence to provide cold storage for freshly caught fish to facilitate the distribution to local food pantries.
53 million Americans live in a food desert with little access to fresh produce
With our network of transportation partners nationwide, we can bring more healthy perishable foods to communities in need.
We are very excited about the impact we are making and will continue to make, reducing food waste and fighting hunger in our communities. The amount of fresh healthy food available to rescue is staggering.
By creatively partnering with like-minded organizations, and applying transportation and cold storage solutions, we are successfully capturing viable healthy food and redirecting it to the people who really need it. There is enough food for everyone, we just need to apply a little ingenuity, resources, and teamwork to bring them together.
- Jackie Godlewski,
Fresh Program Manager
TELL US WHAT YOU NEED HELP WITH
Move For Hunger works with more than 1,100+ transportation companies who provide free services to recover and transport food donations to food banks and pantries across the U.S. and Canada.
- Loads may range from 500 lbs (approx. 1 pallet) to a tractor-trailer load.
- Refrigerated transports are available for 8,000 pounds or more
- Pickups in as little as 24 hours
- Larger loads transported up to 300 miles
- Ask about our cold storage options
If this is an urgent/time-sensitive transportation request, please reach out directly to Jackie Godlewski at [email protected]
Our fresh food program in action!
Read more about how Move For Hunger and our network are making an impact.
No! Our transportation services are 100% free to the donor and the food bank.
Yes, these will typically involve transports of 8,000 or more pounds.
Yes! We would love to schedule regular pickups if you have weekly or monthly donations.
Yes, the minimum food donation is 500 pounds.
Transportation should be less than 100 miles round trip. In some cases, we are able to accommodate longer trips, but generally, the shorter the distance, the more likely it is we can help.
We’re working to fight food insecurity, so we only transport food that will ultimately be offered to clients for free. Food should be palletized and/or packaged and ready for pickup. We are not able to transport prepared food items, such as leftover hot meals from a restaurant or catered event.