Nothing makes us happier than seeing members of our network take initiative in the fight against hunger. This September, we experienced that excitement once again when Simply Moving came to us with the goal to get more involved in their community. The timing could not have been more perfect: it was Hunger Action Month, and The Food Bank of New York City was gearing up for a food drive.
On September 12, The Food Bank of New York City, Simply Moving and Move For Hunger all teamed up to hold food drives at 5 Whole Foods Market locations in NYC, including Bryant Park, Columbus Circle, and more. Customers and members of the community were encouraged to donate peanut butter, tuna fish, pasta, and other nonperishable items to help their neighbors in need.
New York City is known for many things, and one of those is, unfortunately, the hectic driving! It's tough to maneuver the city and find parking to begin with, and it's only heightened when you're driving a large moving truck. This didn't stop Simply Moving from stepping in and picking up the donations from the food drive. They traveled to all 5 locations throughout the city, and we are so thankful that they accepted the challenge.
More than 1,000,000 people in New York City struggle with food insecurity, including 1 in 6 children. The numbers scary, but it's the efforts of Simply Moving and The Food Bank of New York City that can make a difference for those who are hungry. Huge thanks to the both of them for making this year's Hunger Action Month impactful!
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