It's always such a rewarding experience to partner with new organizations who are passionate about our mission. The Portland Relocation Council recently organized a 100 Can Challenge Food Drive at one of their meetings, and they crushed it! Members of the Council donated nearly 200 lbs. of food, which is the equivalent of 160 meals!
This food drive was set up by Tanya Mariottini, who is the Director of Talent Mobility for Nike and the chair of our Corporate Action Network (CAN). Members of the CAN serve as trusted advisors to our Executive Director, help recruit additional leaders to join our cause, integrate Move For Hunger into the relocation policies of the world's leading companies, and organize different food drives and fundraisers throughout the year.
Our friends at the Alexander's Mobility Services of Portland, an Atlas Van Lines agent, delivered the donations to JOIN Homeless Center, which provides critical basic services to the homeless getting back into housing. They have a day center that feeds the homeless, so food donations are always welcomed!
The Portland Relocation Council was founded in 2005 to support and educate those who have a common interest in global mobility. They are committed to giving back to the community and improving the lives of those in need, which is why they were so excited to partner with Move For Hunger!
More than 510,000 Oregon residents struggle with food insecurity, including 1 in 6 children. Thank you to the Portland Relocation Council, Tanya Mariottini, and Alexander's Mobility Services for completing the 100 Can Challenge! We loved working with you and hope to partner together again soon!