On Saturday, May 13, The National Association of Letter Carriers held the 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the nation’s largest one-day food collection effort. Residents in thousands of communities across the United States were asked to leave bags of non-perishable food donations on their porch or near their mailbox. Postal workers then collected the donations as they delivered mail along their route.
Getting the donations to the food bank always presents a challenge, and that's where Move For Hunger can really make a difference! More than 50 members of our network sacrificed their Saturday afternoons help pick up the donations from collection points and deliver them to their local food banks. Our movers delivered 724,600 lbs. of food in total, which is the equivalent 603,800 meals!
The food banks we coordinated with were so appreciative of the logistical support our movers could provide.
"Coleman Allied was a HUGE help," said Megan Nuismer Herrington, Associate Director of Food Strategies of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. "This significantly eased the workload for our drivers and we truly appreciate everyone who volunteered their time."
"Reebie Storage and Moving Co. played an important role," said Cary Gilkey, Vice President of Operations for Loaves and Fishes in Naperville, IL. "Their speed packs and sets of wheels made the task safer and easier to accomplish."
"The event was a HUGE success and everything was seamless," said Beenish Dhanani, Program Manager at Big Sunday in Los Angeles. "We were able to collect a TON of food."
The timing of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive couldn't be better. Food banks face their greatest need during the summer, when classes end and low-income children are no longer receiving free or reduced-cost meals at school.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE MOVERS WHO VOLUNTEERED TO HELP
KEEP THE SHELVES STOCKED DURING THE HUNGRIEST TIME OF YEAR
Stamp Out Hunger 2018 Final Results
A+ Moving and Storage - 9,310 lbs.
Ace Relocation Systems of Los Angeles - 10,061 lbs.
Ace Relocation Systems of San Diego - 7,000 lbs.
All American Relocation of Sunnybrook - 9, 444 lbs.
All American Relocation of Wake Forest - 6,364 lbs.
All American Transfer & Storage - 21,140 lbs.
All My Sons Moving & Storage of Phoenix - 4,469 lbs.
Bayshore Moving & Storage and its sister company
ShoreView Moving & Storage - 112,867 lbs.
Bekins Moving Solutions of Tucson - 19,000 lbs.
Bekins Northwest of Spokane - 10,021 lbs.
Beltmann Relocation Group of St. Paul - 17,836 lbs.
Berger Allied of St. Paul - 8,196 lbs.
Coleman Worldwide Moving of Spokane - 2,667 lbs.
Coleman Worldwide Moving of Hampton - 4,892 lbs.
Coleman Worldwide Moving of Mobile (Airport) - 5,167 lbs.
Coleman Worldwide Moving of Mobile (Theodore) - 5,167 lbs.
Coleman Worldwide Moving of New Orleans (Gretna) - 2,633 lbs.
Coleman Worldwide Moving of New Orleans (Harvey) - 2,633 lbs.
Coleman Worldwide Moving of New Orleans (Marrero) - 2,634 lbs.
Cross Country Moving Company of Los Angeles - 7,000 lbs.
Crown Relocations of Los Angeles - 10,197 lbs.
Cunningham Moving & Storage - 19,050 lbs.
Daly Movers - 24,592 lbs.
Daniel's Moving & Storage of North Carolina - 11,149 lbs.
Daniel's Moving & Storage of Phoenix - 7,594 lbs.
Daniel's Moving & Storage of Tucson - 19,000 lbs.
Daniel's Moving & Storage of Wichita - 4,942 lbs.
Greater Austin Moving (Bluebonnet) - 2,141, lbs.
Greater Austin Moving (Chimney Corners) - 2,141 lbs.
Hopkins & Sons - 29,600 lbs.
Lifetime Moving - 4,724 lbs.
Low Budget Movers (Mesa Dobson) - 4,590 lbs.
Low Budget Movers (Mesa) - 3,617 lbs.
Miracle Movers - 12,640 lbs.
Nilson Van & Storage of Fayetteville - 14,569 lbs.
Pikes Peak Moving - 21,582 lbs.
Red's Transfer & Storage - 21,582 lbs.
Reebie Storage & Moving Co. (Naperville) - 76,000
Reliance Moving & Storage - 4,030 lbs.
S&M Moving Systems - 4,047 lbs.
St. Pete Moving & Storage (Gulf Wings) - 14,364 lbs.
St. Pete Moving & Storage (Mid-Town) - 7,120 lbs.
Suddath Relocation of California (Lakewood) - 7,120 lbs.
Suddath Relocation of California (North Carrier) - 10,320 lbs.
Suddath Relocation of St. Petersburg - 14,457 lbs.
The Moving Factor - 3,532 lbs.
Two Men and a Truck (Fayetteville) - 31,381 lbs.
White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery - 35,315 lbs.