Elementary School Students in Illinois Fight Hunger for the Second Year in a Row

December 19, 2018 | 9:42 am | Written by

While there are many exciting things that happen at Move For Hunger every single day, nothing makes us happier than being able to meet so many awesome individuals across the country. One of those individuals is Ali Wenzke, the woman behind The Art of Happy Moving. Not only does Ali run one of the best resources for people who are planning to relocate, she is also a great force in the fight against hunger. Most recently, she helped organize a food drive for the second year in a row!

From November 12-16, students of Harper Elementary and Romona Elementary in Wilmette, IL joined forces to give back to their community. They were encouraged to bring in nonperishable food items such as peanut butter, pasta, canned fruits and veggies, and more. Last year, the drive brought in 760 lbs. of food for Connections for the Homeless. We are very excited to report that they more than doubled that total this year at 1,620 pounds! That’s enough to provide 1,350 meals for Illinois families in need. The donations were once again delivered to Connections for the Homeless with the help of New World Van Lines of Chicago.

Food drives are a great way to teach young students how to spread their kindness to others, and Harper and Romona Elementary are a perfect example of that. The food they collected will help feed the 1.4 million people, including 1 in 7 children, in Illinois who are food insecure.

Thank you so much to the elementary schools, Ali Wenzke, and New World Van Lines for taking the time out of their week to make a difference in their community! We hope we can do it again next year!

2019 is almost here! Make it your New Year’s resolution to fight hunger.

About Move For Hunger

More than 41 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with food insecurity each day. Hunger exists in every state, county, and congressional district in the United States.

Move For Hunger has collected nearly 9 million pounds of food thanks, in large part, to ordinary people like you who recognized the urgency of the problem and decided to take action. We need your support to continue providing meals for our neighbors in need.

We have delivered more than

14,460,092
pounds

of food to food banks across United States & Canada.

These food donations account for more than

12,050,077
meals

for people in need.