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MSS Takes Part in the Camp Out For Hunger Food Drive

February 4, 2020 | 9:42pm

Our partners from Movers Speciality Services took part in one of Philadelphia's biggest food drives of 2019!

For the past 22 years, 93.3 WMMR has organized Camp Out for Hunger, a massive days-long event that collects non-perishable food for Philabundance. According to MSS, "it’s the largest single-location food drive in the country!" MSS is a longtime supporter of our fight against hunger, so it's not a surprise to us that they decided to hold a food drive to join this effort!

MSSCampoutforhunger2019(8).jpgAnd, as usual, MSS found a way to incorporate a fun competition into the food drive! Back in March, MSS organized a March Madness Knock Out Tournament that raised $200 and brought in 100 lbs. of food! This time, the team competed in a Cornhole or Baggo (the name of the game is the subject of much debate amoung the MSS staff) Tournament. As an added incentive, anyone who donated a non-perishable food item received a chance to win a 1/2 day off AND the privilege of being able to drop off the donations at Xfinity Live! 

A grand total of 735 lbs. of food was donated, which provided more than 600 meals to their neighbors in need!

"Move For Hunger is the philanthropic face of our industry and they deserve all the help we can muster," said Aurora Hughes of MSS. "As suppliers who don’t fit into the donation model, we’re always looking for opportunities to do our part, whether through financial support or by engaging our community through food drives."

More than 683,000 people in the greater Philadelphia area are food insecure, including 1 in 8 children. Thank you to everyone at MSS for doing your part to help during the holiday season!