Since its inception in 2009, Move For Hunger has helped get over 8 million pounds of food to the tables of those who need it. How? It’s simple. They ask people who are moving to set any unwanted food aside, then they pick it up and deliver it to the local food pantry.
Simple, right? But it’s not easy. It takes trucks. It takes manpower. Most of all, it requires a ton of time and effort, not only to do the work but to get the word out to those people who are moving. Without them, the effort goes nowhere.
Move For Hunger has earned various monetary grants to help their trucks moving; the Specialty Food Foundation and the NBC Universal Foundation are just two recent grant providers. To help them continue to get the word out to all those millions of people who move each year, and in turn collect more food for more needy neighbors, Move For Hunger has been presented with a different kind of donation.
For the fifth year in a row, Move For Hunger is the recipient of the J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant. Given by a company named Neotrope, this grant will help Move For Hunger “raise awareness of the charity to traditional media, to the public, as well as potential sponsors and donors, regarding their efforts through press releases and social media marketing.”
A fifth year of assistance in driving their mission forward is great news both for Move For Hunger and all the people they will be able to help feed.
But there’s always more to do. And we can help just by spreading the Move For Hunger word to our own customers. You may know that HireAHelper has been an active partner of Move For Hunger since we were both very young organizations. With the continued help of our mover community, that partnership will remain a part of Move For Hunger’s broad and growing reach.
If you’ve been telling your customers about Move For Hunger, thank you! If you haven’t, no problem. Now is a great time to start.
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Like Move For Hunger, we too want to be moving more than just stuff. Check out their site at www.moveforhunger.org and make sure to tell your customers to donate their unused food when they’re moving.