SAN ANTONIO, TX – Ward North American and Move For Hunger today announced a partnership to reduce food waste and fight hunger in the United States. As a member of the Move For Hunger network since 2015, Ward’s six branches in Texas and Arizona have been collecting food from people who are moving and delivering it to their local food banks. As an official partner, Ward North American will now provide Move For Hunger with additional funding so that the non-profit can continue to organize food drives, coordinate food rescues, and expand its network.
People throw away a lot of things when they move, including perfectly good food. Ward North American educates their customers about the issues of hunger and food waste and encourages them to donate their non-perishable food items on moving day. Ward North American then delivers the donations to the local food bank or pantry, free of charge.
“More than 40 million Americans are food insecure, including 1 in 6 children. Meanwhile, we are wasting 40% of the food in the United States every year,” explains Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. “Ward North American recognizes the urgency of the problem and is committed to taking action. We are proud to call them our partners.”
“Our entire organization is committed to this expanded partnership with Move For Hunger,” said Kate Houston of Ward North American. “Collectively, the relocation industry is working to bring awareness to food waste and facilitate solutions to get food into to the homes and kitchen tables where it is needed. We stand with Move for Hunger and our industry partners in this important mission”
Nearly 1,000 moving companies across the United States and Canada now provide their customers with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Thirty-five million Americans move each year. Rescuing just one pound of food from each of them would provide 29 million meals for people facing hunger.
Move For Hunger is a national non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.
Ward North American is a nationally recognized provider of household goods moving and storage services. Through unparalleled recruiting practices, training processes and quality assurance measures, Ward North American strives to redefine the industry with every move. Ward North American has proudly represented northAmerican Van Lines for over 40 years. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Ward North American operates from five locations in Texas and one in Arizona. Ward North American employs a staff of nearly 600 and operates a dedicated national fleet of over 110 drivers. Find out more at www.wardnorthamerican.com.