Providing Relief To Families In Need,
One Truck At A Time
If you’ve lived long enough, you know the chaos that is moving. Oftentimes, during the process of packing and transporting countless boxes to a new home or apartment, a lot of food is thrown away. Unfortunately, a great deal of that food is perfectly fine and could be donated to a family in need instead of being tossed in the trash.
With 49.1 million Americans not knowing where their next meal is coming from, that’s where Move for Hunger comes to the rescue. Based in New Jersey, and serving areas across the United States, including DC,the crew at Move for Hunger works closely with moving companies across the country to pick up “unwanted, non-perishable food items from those who are moving and deliver it to their local food banks,” according to its website.
Founder Adam Lowy (his family owns Lowy’s Moving Service) grew up seeing how much food gets thrown out when people move. That didn’t sit well with him, so in 2009, he decided to do something about it.
“One day, [Lowy] asked his father if it would be all right to offer to take the food to the food bank and his father responded ‘Why not?’” said Erika Oman, Move for Hunger’s communications and events manager. “Just by asking that simple question, he collected more than 300 pounds of food in only one month, and it just sort of grew from there. Our mission is to ensure that food is never thrown out.” (Next)