Food waste is a massive problem, and that is why Move For Hunger is always searching for new opportunities to make an impact beyond our traditional programs. In addition to asking their customers to donate their food when they move, several members of our network also assist with gleanings and by rescuing leftover food from marathons and other endurance events. It’s an easy way to save tons of food with minimal time commitment, and will help to keep the shelves at your local food bank fully stocked.
To the rescue!
Here’s a look at how members of Move For Hunger have saved thousands of pounds of food in a single day.
Gentle Giant Moving of Philadelphia delivered 7,000+ lbs. of fresh-picked corn a food pantry in Camden, NJ.
Moving Ahead Services rescued 7,200 lbs. of produce, snacks, and beverages from the Cleveland Marathon and delivered it to the Cleveland Food Bank.
Ace Relocation delivered all of the leftover sports drinks and energy bars from the IRONMAN Orlando Triathlon — 32,500 pounds — to the United Way of Northwest Florida to assist people who were affected by Hurricane Michael.
We worked with Roadtex Transportation, which specializes in refrigerated and climate controlled transport, to rescue & deliver more than 44,000 lbs. of frozen food to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.
Anchor Moving & Storage rescued 3 tons of chocolate milk from Balford Farms and delivered it to the Touch New Jersey Food Pantry.
I want to help
If you want to make a BIG impact in your community, fill out the form below and we’ll search for food rescue opportunities in your area.