For the sixth consecutive year, our partners from the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) organized their 100 Can Challenge food drive. From June 1-July 31, members of NASMM were asked to collect 100 non-perishable food items to help fight summer hunger in the communities they serve. Twenty-four companies accepted the challenge this year, and together they collected 7,119 lbs. of food, a new record!
The 100 Can Challenge is the perfect food drive for an organization like NASMM for several reasons. First, although 100 seems like a large number, it’s actually relatively easy goal to reach. Think about it: if you have 10 employees, everyone only has to donate to cans! That makes it ideal for a business or company holding their first food drive. Even though NASMM has been organizing this event for the better part of a decade, there are always members who are participating for the first time. Finally, even though 100 items is a modest goal, it still makes a huge impact. One hundred cans of soup, for example, would provide approximately 80 meals!
Of course, there are longtime members of NASMM who set their sights much higher and they are the reason why this year’s food drive was the most successful to date. Life Transitions in Fishers, Indiana pledged to donate 2,000 lbs. of food this year. Not only did they reach that mark, they crushed it by collecting 2,500 lbs. of non-perishables, which was the most food ever collected by a NASMM member in a single food drive! Let’s Move of Fulton, Maryland wasn’t far behind with 1,480 lbs. of food — they’ve donated nearly 3,500 lbs. over the past 2 years combined! Golden Bridges in Liberty, Illinois was another standout, as they brought in 1,000 lbs. of food, which was nearly 300 lbs. more than they collected in 2018!
Although most of the NASMM members delivered the donations themselves, we have to acknowledge the help we received from two moving companies in our network who graciously agreed to pick up from 2 locations that needed assistance. Thank you to Frank & Sons Moving & Storage, a Wheaton agent, and to 123 Moving & Storage for answering the call!
Together, NASMM provided nearly 6,000 meals for their neighbors in need. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s food drive!
Ready to accept the 100 Can Challenge? Start planning your food drive today!