We partnered with Dermer Dreams to hold a Thanksgiving Food Drive to help provide holiday meals for people facing hunger in New Jersey.
Food collection bags were distributed to 2,150 residents in Fair Haven, NJ and, on November 23, the Dermer Dreams team set out to collect the donatioms. Thanks to the generosity of the community, more than 24,600 lbs. of food was collected, providing more than 20,000 meals to their neighbors in need. Our partners from Lowy’s Moving Service, a Wheaton World Wide Moving agent, provided a truck for the event and delivered all of the donations to Lunch Break.
Dermer Dreams is a non-profit organization focused on fighting hunger in New Jersey. Daniel Dermer has worked as a property manager in New York City for many years, and after observing the struggles that people experiencing homelessness face, Dermer knew he had to take action. The goal of Dermer Dreams is to provide a way for those who wish to help with a very easy way to do so, and has developed food drive programs at every property his company has managed. For his Thanksgiving Food Drive, Dermer enlisted the aid of Move For Hunger, and we were more than happy to assist in any way we could.
“When I first called Move For Hunger and they told me that they would provide a truck for our food drive at no cost, I thought this was too good to be true,” Dermer said. "Not only was it true, but we received outstanding service from start to finish. Move For Hunger was an integral part of the success of the Dermer Dreams food drive. We look forward to working together again.”
There are nearly 866,000 people in New Jersey who are food insecure, including 1 in 7 children. We are so thankful for the effort of Daniel Dermer, Dermer Dreams, Lowy's Moving, and the residents of Fair Haven for helping us to fight hunger in our home state!