Currently 50 million Americans struggle to find their next meal – that’s 1 in 6 people and 1 in 5 children. The face of hunger has changed. Hunger is everywhere and the numbers are staggering. Adults who suffer from hunger live shorter, less healthy, and less happy lives. They are more likely to be obese, more prone to mental illness, and more susceptible to deadly diseases. Hunger and malnourishment go hand-in-hand, and kids who miss out on essential nutrients during their critical years of growth will be dramatically disadvantaged for the remainder of their lives.
Be a part of the solution. Move For Hunger tackles our nation’s hunger problem by one simple equation: getting excess food to those who need it. Each year approximately 40 million Americans relocate. When people move, they throw away “stuff.” Unfortunately, a lot of this “stuff” is food that could be delivered to a family in need rather than thrown away. By teaming up with moving companies, real estate agents, and relocation professionals across the country, Move For Hunger provides relief for hungry Americans in need. Our movers pick up unwanted non-perishable food items from their customers on moving day and deliver it to their local food bank. To date, Move For Hunger works with close to 600 moving companies and 1,500 real estate agents in 49 states and has delivered over 2.4 million pounds of food to local food banks and organized over 400 hunger relief efforts.
Move For Hunger continues to set high goals to make an impact in your community and in states all across the country. Two food drives could provide 1,153 meals to those in need. Three new moving companies added to the Move For Hunger network could mean a difference in the collection of 4,500 lbs of food delivered to local food banks. This project will provide for the organization of hunger relief efforts across the United States and the continued growth of the Move For Hunger team in the fight against hunger.