So often, our enthusiastic corporate sponsors show their support about being a part of the fight against hunger. While we pull our trucks together, they pull their weight in food.
Recently, Execustay Wichita (an awesome contributor and corporate housing partner of Move For Hunger), showed their support by hosting a Move For Hunger Kick Off Party. On April 4th, Execustay collected over 200 pounds of non-perishable donations, equaling over 166 meals for those in need. The perk of the party: the entry fee. Each person that showed up to enjoy the festivities donated non-perishable food instead of purchasing a ticket. Execustay kept their guests coming with music by Tony Ngo & Guests and with gourmet food trucks by Flying Stove and Brown Box Bakery.
In Kansas, 1 in 7 people struggle with food insecurity. By partnering with dedicated allies like Execustay, we’re able to help put meals on the table for those in need. It’s these generous parties that truly make a difference in our results. We love when employees and communities all over the nation come together to get involved in helping out a good cause.
We hope to keep warming your hearts with stories of more corporate partners stepping up the plate and joining us!
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The students of the Cultural Communication Club at Monmouth County Communications High School have taken it upon themselves to give back to the community in time for the holidays. These donations will contribute to feeding the over 1.8 million people in New Jersey that are at risk for hunger.
From November 13 to November 24 the club will be collecting nonperishable food item at the High School 1740 New Bedford Rd in Wall Township, NJ.
With over 300 students, the Cultural Communication Club has the potential to collect a significant number of cans to fight hunger in New Jersey. All of the donations will be delivered to the food bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
“It is refreshing to see high school students get involved in fighting hunger,” said Executive Director of Move For Hunger, Adam Lowy. “”At Move For Hunger we are excited to empower people of all ages to find ways that they can give back.”
Nike encourages positive action which is exactly what took place throughout December. The Nike Team & All Service Movers made a major impact across the 213 acres that make up the Nike Corporate Campus in Beaverton, OR. With over half of the 22 Nike buildings engaged with the Move For Hunger Food Drive, it was a philanthropic field trip traveling from place to place, collecting food for those in need. All Service Moving not only donated their time to ensure the food was collected but also transported to the local food bank after the event was complete.
With the support of its corporate staff, Nike was able to contribute over 1,096 pounds of food through its holiday food drive, enough food to provide 915 meals to those in need!
A major success is that the efforts of the All Service Mover Team and Nike not only provide meals to the food insecure, but also bring to light how hunger exists locally. There are over 653,000 people in Oregon that lack access to a healthy diet. This is a major issue and collaboration between socially responsible movers and leading companies enable huge strides to take place to help fight this food insecurity. The Move For Hunger team is extremely appreciative to be able to work in tandem with organizations that go the extra mile to donate another meal!
Shur-Way Movers is hosting a month-long food drive at Austin’s Saloon and Eatery in time for the holidays. The donations for this event will contribute to feeding the 1.8 million people in Illinois who are food insecure.
This food drive will be hosted at 481 Peterson Rd., Libertyville Illinois, at Austin’s Saloon and Eatery from November 10 to December 10.
Austin’s Saloon & Eatery is happy to collaborate with Shur-Way. They will be offering incentives to customers to promote food donations. Customers will receive a 10 percent discount for every three items they donate.
Shur-Way Movers has been a partner of Move For Hunger since 2010. In three events, they have collected over 900 pounds of food, which amounts to about 755 meals for those who are hungry. At the conclusion of the food drive, Shur-Way will deliver the donations to the Northeastern Illinois Food Bank. This efficient process saves the food bank the funds for transportation and insurance.
“We really love when one of our movers has the initiative to host their own food drive,” said Executive Director of Move For Hunger, Adam Lowy. “We’re grateful to have an extensive network of movers who are enthusiastic about doing work that gives back to the community.”
Move For Hunger is working with the Tilted Kiltin Charlotte, NC to facilitate a food drive throughout the fall. In North Carolina, 26.7 percent of children are food insecure, one of the highest percentages of food insecure children.
The event is being held at the Tilted Kilt at 13230 Carowinds Blvd in Charlotte, NC, during business hours, from now until December 1st. The pub will collect non-perishable food items in the spirit of the holiday season. This collection will help to feed people in South Carolina as the cold winter season approaches.
Asheville, Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem are among the most food insecure cities nation-wide, and contribute to North Carolina being one of the ten worst states for food insecurity. The prevalence of hunger in North Carolina draws attention to the importance of raising awareness of hunger and collecting food that can be dispersed through food banks to the low-income families.
At the conclusion of the food drive in December, mover Berger Allied-Charlotte, an agent of Allied Van Lines, will pick up the donated food and deliver it to a local food bank. This pick-up benefits the food bank because it cuts down on insurance, gas, and transportation costs that food banks have to coordinate.
“A food drive that will for a few months has potential to be extremely successful,” Move For Hunger Executive Director Adam Lowy says. “We love to see ambitious, long-term food drives in states where hunger is more prevalent. We look forward to seeing the results!”
Move for Hunger is working with Allstate Insurance to host an office food drive. In Southern Arizona, over 200,000 people are at risk for hunger because they live on low incomes.
The food drive will take place at 1660 E. River Road Suite 150 in Tucson, Arizona from November 7 to December 15.
Allstate Insurance is hosting this food drive just in time for the holiday season. Once the food drive ends, Daniel’s Moving and Storage will pick up the nonperishable food items and deliver them to the Community Food Bank of Tucson. This process saves the food bank the expensive resources necessary to transport the food.
“The influx of food drives during the holiday season is really heartwarming, ” said Executive Director of Move For Hunger, Adam Lowy. “It’s great to see an increase in hunger awareness and people giving back. Every food drive makes a big impact.”
The National Association of Senior Move Managers is organizing a nationwide food drive to benefit families and individuals who are struggling to find their next meal. Move For Hunger is partnering with The National Association of Senior Move Managers and Hilde Senior Living Solutions for a two week long food drive in Washington.
The event is beginning on November 3rd and running through November 14th. It will take place at Skagit Valley Senior Village at 400 Gikey Road, Burlington, WA 98233.
To address this immediate need, Hilde Senior Living Solutions will be collecting non-perishable food items to aid those in need. While all donations are welcome, suggested food items include soups, rice, peanut butter, pasta sauce, canned fruits and vegetables, baby food, and cookies.
When the food drive finishes, Hilde Senior Living Solutions will also deliver all donations to the local food bank.
What is Halloween without a themed party and some treats for the neighborhood? On October 31, residents, members of the community and overall music lovers are encouraged to get dolled up in their best roaring 20’s attire, grab non perishable food items and head over to The Saint to be entertained with music and poetry by local artists looking to give back to their community.
Jazz Gypsies, Nicole Greenwood, Paper Streets, Moon Motel, and Nathan Dickinson will work with Move For Hunger to collect food for local food banks and offer those who bring a contribution, a discount into the show. In addition to the food donations, the group of artists will also give a portion of the proceeds to supply blankets for the homeless population of Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Doors will open, at 7:30 p.m. at The Saint located at 601 Main Street in Asbury Park.
You can’t fake local; a mantra that sets Lowes Foods apart from other grocers. That is why Move For Hunger is proud to announce that Lowes Foods is teaming up with City Transfer & Storage Co. to host a Fill A Truck event to help alleviate the pressing issue of hunger in the immediate community.
On Saturday, October 18 at 10 a.m. City Transfer & Storage Co. will park empty trucks in front of two Lowes Foods locations at 10106 South Main Street in Archdale and 535 Nelson Street in Kernersville.
Local residents, neighbors, and members of the community are challenged to fill those trucks with unopened, non-perishable food donations before the truck leaves at 3 p.m. While any donation is welcome, the most needed items are canned tuna, meats, vegetables and fruit, pasta, rice, as well as peanut butter and jelly.
“I think it’s fantastic to see such a strong sense of local pride from these two companies,” says Move For Hunger’s, Daniel Ratner. “It is that mentality that will make this event a success. There is no better motivation than knowing that one’s donation will go to helping one’s ‘neighbor’.”
City Transfer & Storage Co. with Atlas Van Lines has generously provided the trucks and will also deliver the donations to the local food bank after the event.
Neptune, NJ – This October 9th, the national hunger relief organization Move For Hunger and The National Association of College Stores (NACS) are joining forces to promote social responsibility for National Student Day. NACS represents over 3,000 campus stores internationally with colleges, universities, and K-12 schools in the United States and Canada.
In a campaign to promote volunteerism, National Student Day celebrates and encourages social responsibility among college students. With in store events, free food, music and contests, students are inspired to involve their community and student base. Four stores across the country will be engaging their campus to fight hunger locally by teaming up with Move For Hunger. By throwing a food drive, each store is raising awareness about hunger and taking active steps to fill the shelves of their local food banks.
Move For Hunger will be working with Valencia Campus, Valencia College Winter Parker, The Hill at UCI, and Valencia College Lake Nona. Three local moving companies, Ace World Wide Orlando, The Hills Van Services, and Student Movers will pick up the donations and deliver to local food banks at the conclusion of the event. By volunteering their services, each of these movers help to alleviate the need for transportation, which typically is one the largest expenses for a food bank.
“We love to see so many people and organizations working together to help the community and to fight hunger,” says Move For Hunger Executive Director Adam Lowy. “Hopefully these food drives will raise awareness of hunger on college campuses.”
Suggested items to donate will be canned vegetables, fruits, soups, tuna, chicken, pasta, pasta sauce, flour, juice, oatmeal, cereal, beans, baby food, rice, peanut butter, and jelly.
About Move For Hunger
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies across North America to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. To date, Move For Hunger is working with over 600 movers across North America and has collected more than 3,800,000 pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.