As a member of our Multi-Family Apartment Community Program, The Lafayette at Valley Forge is helping to reduce food waste and fight hunger in Pennsylvania. When a resident gives notice that they will be moving out, the The Lafayette at Valley Forge's staff provides them with a program letter and a food collection bag. The residents are encouraged to donate any non-perishable food items that they will not be taking with them to their new homes. It's a simple, sustainable way to make a difference.
More than 683,000 people in the greater Philadelphia area face hunger, including 1 in 7 children. Meanwhile, we are wasting 40% of the food in the United States every single year. While Move For Hunger can't solve these problems on its own, we do believe we can eliminate food waste from the relocation process. And why is that important? Because 32 million Americans move each year, if we rescued 1 pound of food from each of them, we could be providing 29 million meals to families facing hunger!
Last month, The Lafayette at Valley Forge proved that every apartment community has the potential to make a difference! Their residents donated 602 lbs. of food in February, which will provide 500 meals for their neighbors in need!
Congratulations to The Lafayette at Valley Forge on this much-deserved recognition! Thank you for helping us reduce food waste and fight hunger in the Keystone State!
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