Move for Hunger
After a very thorough search of looking for your dream home, you finally find the one and prepare to relocate your family to the beautiful state of South Carolina. Once all of the major details of the sale are finalized, you’re ready to start packing up your house for the move. You quickly realize that you have a lot of belongings, including a ton of food items that you don’t want to trek with you to your new house. A new house calls for a fresh start, right? Before throwing out all of your perfectly eatable, unopened food items, stop to think about all of the Americans who are in need of your disposable food.
There are 42 million Americans who currently struggle with food insecurity, meaning that 1 in 6 children find themselves going to sleep hungry. Wouldn’t it be amazing to fight this statistic and work to make a difference? Through the non-profit organization, Move for Hunger, it’s possible! Move for Hunger works with moving companies nationwide to ensure that your unwanted food items go to local food banks, instead of the garbage.
By using Move for Hunger’s simple system of finding a mover, you’ll be able to connect with a company that can take care of your unwanted food items by delivering them to the food bank nearest you. Not only will your belongings be professionally moved to your new home, but you can feel good that your food is going to hungry families in need! If donating food during your move motivates you to continue in the battle against food insecurity, Move for Hunger is a great, free resource for hosting your own food drive. They make it easier than you’d think!
First, you’ll have to brainstorm an idea for where you’d like to have your food drive. Schools, offices, and community centers all make for great locations. A simple idea for a school food drive could be creating a competition between grades as an incentive for students to have their families donate. The Move for Hunger team will then create flyers and social media graphics for you to share online and in your community. They will also work to alert the press in your local area by creating a media alert for the public.
After your drive is complete, Move for Hunger will have a moving company go to your location and collect your food. They will then weigh and transport your collected items to a local food bank, allowing for the results of your drive to be added to their growing total of over 7 million pounds of food collected.
Moving can create for a stressful time in a family’s life; however, the nonprofit organization, Move For Hunger, can help make it a rewarding one! If you or someone you know is preparing to move, consider using one of Move for Hunger’s partnered moving companies. Their team makes it simple to donate your unwanted food, and this type of kind gesture goes a very long way!