J. Barber Moving & Storage Fills a Truck with 1,700 LBS. of Food!

October 16, 2018 | 11:50 am | Written by

For millions of Americans, fall is football season. Here at Move For Hunger, autumn is food drive season. Our friends from J. Barber Moving & Storage, a National Van Lines agent, found a way to combine the two.

On Friday, October 5, J. Barber Moving & Storage held a Stuff-the-Truck food drive at Courtland High School’s football game. Attendees were challenged to donate enough non-perishable food to fill the entire trailer! As an incentive, anyone who donated items received a raffle ticket for a chance to win a special prize!

J. Barber Moving & Storage’s goal was to collect 600 lbs. of food, but thanks to the generosity of their community, they nearly tripled that! More than 1,700 lbs. of non-perishable food was donated, which is the equivalent of 1,400 meals! All of the donations were delivered to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, which services a region where more than 32,000 people face hunger every day.

This event was a strong reminder of what happens when local organizations come together to help fight food insecurity! Thank you to J. Barber Moving & Storage and to everyone who donated for providing meals to your neighbors in need!

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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.