Moves Like Erica

 

Graduate student Erica Dick is busy pursuing her MBA at Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey, but in between classes, she finds the time to volunteer at Move for Hunger. In the short amount of time that she’s volunteered at the organization, she said it’s already been a rewarding experience so far.

“I help set up food drives and write press releases,” Dick said. “It’s always been important for me to help out and give back to others and truthfully, I enjoy it. It’s great to see how many other people want to help out and do their part as well.”

Her advice for others who want to make a difference? “Any contribution helps, whether it’s donating time or food – it could be a little or it could be a lot,” Dick said.

 Move for Hunger food drive

Move for Hunger food drive

Those interested in getting involved can organize a fundraiser, join a race team, or start a food drive. Move for Hunger recommends holding the food drives at grocery stores, libraries, sporting events and tournaments, churches, and golf outings, just to name a few.

“There are nearly 50 million Americans who are affected by food insecurity and when you think about how 40 percent of food in America ends up in a landfill, it’s upsetting,” Oman said. “What we want is for people is to donate their food when they move instead of throwing it away. You can do your part and help us fight hunger.”

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