Move For Hunger Receives $50,000 Grant from the USA Today Network & Gannett Foundation

June 11, 2019 | 10:09 am | Written by

JUNE 11, 2019 (RED BANK, NJ) – Move For Hunger was announced today as a grant recipient of A Community Thrives, a grantmaking and crowd-funding program from the USA TODAY NETWORK and a part of the Gannett Foundation. Move For Hunger will receive a $50,000 “A Community Thrives” grant to expand its Multi-Family Apartment Food Rescue Program.

A Community Thrives supports non-profit organizations with projects focused on community building and has helped to contribute more than $6.5 million since 2017. This year, A Community Thrives engaged participants in 46 states. Move For Hunger was one of 16 organizations to receive the award, and one of just seven to receive a $50,000 grant.

Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger. The organization partners with thousands of moving companies, apartment communities, and relocation management companies to provide their customers, residents, and clients with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Since 2009, Move For Hunger has delivered nearly 15 million pounds of food to food banks & pantries across the United States and Canada. That’s the equivalent of 12 million meals.

The A Community Thrives grant will allow Move For Hunger to expand its Multi-Family Apartment Food Rescue Program, onboard new members, distribute food collection bags & educational resources, and organize food drives with participating properties.

“Forty million Americans are facing hunger every day, yet we are wasting 40% of the food we produce each year,” said Adam Lowy, Move For Hunger’s Executive Director/Founder. “The A Community Thrives grant will allow Move For Hunger to accelerate our plans to scale our Multi-Family Apartment Food Rescue Program and train even more properties on how to incorporate food rescue into their daily operations. We are so grateful to the USA TODAY Network and the Gannett Foundation for their support.”

“We are proud of the work Move For Hunger has done to reduce food waste and fight hunger nationwide,” said Andy Yost, Chief Marketing Officer of Gannett. “At Gannett, our mission is to connect and empower our readers to make a difference in the communities they are a part of. Through A Community Thrives, we are further fueling our mission and purpose.”

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About Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way for the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger also helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected nearly 15 million pounds of food. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.

About A Community Thrives

A Community Thrives is a grantmaking and crowd-funding program from the USA TODAY NETWORK and is part of the Gannett Foundation. A Community Thrives supports non-profit organizations with projects focused on community building and has helped to contribute more than $6.5 million since 2017.

About USA TODAY NETWORK

USA TODAY NETWORK, part of Gannett Co, Inc. (NYSE: GCI), is the largest local-to-national media organization in the country, powered by our award-winning newsrooms and marketing solutions business.  With deep roots in local communities spanning the U.S. with more than 100 brands, plus USA TODAY, we engage about 126 million people every month through a diverse portfolio of multi-platform content offerings and experiences. For more information, visit www.gannett.com.

PRESS CONTACT

Dan Beam, Communications Manager

Move For Hunger

[email protected] or (732)774-0521 x109

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.