Taking It to the Next Level


Here’s how Move for Hunger works: When you’re ready to move, you call the organization ahead of time, set aside any non-perishable food items you’d like to donate on your front porch, and a mover will pack the food and deliver it to your local food bank. 

To date, Move for Hunger has donated – wait for it – 5.2 million pounds of food and delivered more than 4,178,962 meals to food banks located across North America. Pretty impressive, right? On top of that, the nonprofit has established partnerships with 601 relocation companies throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Move for Hunger was recognized for its outstanding service when Lowy was honored on VH1’s Do Something Awards as a finalist back in 2011.

 Move for Hunger founder Adam Lowy with actor Terrence Howard

Move for Hunger founder Adam Lowy with actor Terrence Howard

“This goes out to the 17 million American children who do not have enough to eat right now and all the movers already across the country who are working to make this a solution and really bring relief to those in need,” Lowy said during his acceptance speech. “I urge you if you are a mover, if you know a mover, join our efforts and help us fight hunger in America.”

Lowry walked away that night with a $10,000 grant to help take Move for Hunger to the next level.

Taking it to the next level isn’t a new concept for the folks at Move for Hunger. They’re always brainstorming new and cool ways to raise awareness and money for the organization. On September 13 for instance, Move for Hunger held its second annual Truck Pull competition. Each participant was asked to donate $10 and 100 percent of the proceeds go toward Move for Hunger. (Next)

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