Move For Hunger is the first and only non-profit organization that has mobilized the moving, relocation, and multi-family housing industries to fight hunger and food waste by collecting unopened, non-perishable food from people who are moving and delivering it to local food banks and food pantries across the United States and Canada. Move For Hunger’s innovative, sustainable food-rescue programs have resulted in the recovery of over 17 million pounds of food to date, or the equivalent of more than 14 million meals for people in need since it's inception in 2009.
The US has a massive hunger problem, but perfectly good food is being wasted at every level of the supply chain: on the farm, during distribution, at the store, and in homes. Particularly when people move, they throw away a lot of “stuff,” which unfortunately often includes perfectly good non-perishable food that could be given to a family in need rather than be thrown away. Move For Hunger leverages the existing transportation resources of entire industries to collect and deliver surplus food to food banks.
Through Move For Hunger’s programs, food banks receive regular, year-round food deliveries without expending any additional overhead costs, while increasing food access to those in need. Move For Hunger also educates millions of people on the issues of hunger and waste and gives individuals who are moving an easy opportunity to contribute to a powerful movement with large-scale collective impact through a simple charitable act.
While Move For Hunger’s mission has always been to alleviate hunger and its accompanying impact on our health, support for those who are hungry and food insecure in the midst of the current Covid-19 pandemic is more critical than ever.
According to Feeding America, before the pandemic hit, 37 million Americans were already facing daily hunger, and estimates say 17.1 million more people will experience food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Already vulnerable, low-income populations--including school-aged children receiving free/reduced lunch, senior citizens, people experiencing homelessness, and those who are unemployed--are even more at risk. Experts agree that the effects of COVID-19 will require a long-term response, and Move For Hunger and its network are determined to see it through.
Food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters are on the front lines, helping our most vulnerable populations every day. Move For Hunger remains committed to helping support our food bank & pantry partner with our food rescue deliveries.
If you can, please consider making a donation to Move For Hunger to support our hunger relief efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic. With your support, we can continue to rapidly respond and mobilize our network in communities across the United States and Canada. YOUR IMPACT MATTERS!
-Your $25 donation will allow Move For Hunger to provide 63 meals for those in need
.-Your $50 donation will allow Move For Hunger to provide 125 meals for those in need.
-Your $100 donation will allow Move For Hunger to provide 250 meals for those in need.
-Your $250 donation will allow Move For Hunger to provide 600 meals for those in need
.-Your $500 donation will allow Move For Hunger to provide 1200 meals for those in need.
Thank you for your support!