Lang Realty Holds 6th Annual Holiday Food DriveJanuary 2, 2019 | 1:24 pm |
Move For Hunger organized nearly 1,000 food drives all across the United States and Canada last year. That is 200 more than 2017, and a new record for a single year!
How did we do it? Some of the success can be attributed to the continued growth of our network. Introducing our new Featured Campaigns certainly helped to increase engagement among our existing partners. But much of the credit belongs to longtime allies, like Lang Realty, who have been committed to fighting hunger for years.
For the sixth year in a row, Lang Realty hosted a food drive to help provide holiday meals for families facing food insecurity in South Florida. From November 26-December 12, all 11 of Lang Realty’s offices collected donations of canned goods, pasta, peanut butter, cereal, and other non-perishable items for their neighbors in need.
Lang Realty’s food drives have always been successful. In 2017, for example, they collected nearly 500 lbs. of food. This year, however, they took it to a whole new level. The 11 offices combined to collect more than 2,600 lbs. of food, which is the equivalent of 2,000 meals!
None of it would been possible without A-1 Moving & Storage of Jupiter, an Atlas Van Lines agent, Beltmann Relocation Group of Ft. Lauderdale/Pompano Beach 3, and Joe Bonnie & Son Moving & Storage, a National Van Lines agent, who generously donated collection boxes and volunteered to pick up/deliver all of the donations to the food bank.
More than 706,000 people in South Florida are food insecure, including 1 in 5 children. Food drives are not a solution to this crisis, but they can help keep the shelves stocked during lean times and raise awareness about the problem. There’s still a lot of work ahead of us, but we want to thank everyone from Lang Realty and all of our participating movers for doing your part. Food drives like this remind us what the season of giving is all about!
Resolve to fight hunger in 2019…hold a food drive!