Move For Hunger is a charitable organization dead-set on fighting two unbelievable stats: 42 million Americans (many children) are food insecure, and 40% of all food grown, processed and transported in the United States is wasted.
Move For Hunger recently released their annual report. Inside, it dissects the way both of those statistics are being brought down simply by
connecting the dots. What they target hits home for us as, unfortunately, a huge chunk of food loss occurs during peoples’ moves. From Adam Lowy, their executive director:
Our network, which now includes 840 moving companies, delivered 2.4 million pounds of food last year, more than we ever have before. We organized a record number of food drives, which helped to raise awareness about hunger in hundreds of communities all across the United States and Canada. We launched our Apartment Community Program, and provided thousands of renters in Seattle and San Francisco with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. And, in the final days of December, we recorded another major milestone by delivering our 10 millionth pound of food.
To recap their 2017, that’s:
- 840+ movers now contributing
- 300,000 pounds of food going to victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico
- 4,899 pounds of food saved from apartment communities
- 4,536 pounds of food saved from corporate housing
- 204,153 pounds of food from racing events
All of that good comes in addition to the plethora of personal donations that have come their way, both of food and currency. And the best part about helping them to connect the dots is that you have to do next to nothing to join in. Just ask your mover if you can donate the extra food from your pantry.
You can check out this video to see how Move For Hunger works.