Pediatric Speech and Language Center Hosts a Trick-or-Can! Food Drive

November 6, 2018 | 5:05 pm | Written by

Here at Move For Hunger, we love to help make food drives as easy and as fun as possible for everyone involved. With the recent rollout of our Featured Campaigns and themes, this is possible all year long, especially in the fall. You can collect food in honor of Hunger Action Month (September), or swap out Halloween candy for non-perishable donations. Halloween surely is a time for spooks and scares, but not even ghouls and ghosts are as frightening as hunger. Knowing that there are many Colorado families in need, Pediatric Speech and Language Center decided to host a Trick or Can food drive this October.

Starting on the first day of the month and ending on Halloween, employees and clients of Pediatric Speech and Language Center were encouraged to donate food items such as tuna fish, peanut butter, canned vegetables, pasta and more. Together, they collected 100 pounds of food, which is enough to provide 83 meals for the local community. The food was then picked up by Pikes Peak Moving & Storage, who generously volunteered their time for the cause. The Wheaton agent delivered the donations to Care and Share Food Bank in Colorado Springs.

There are more than 82,000 people in El Paso County who are food insecure, including 1 in 7 children. Thank you so much to Pediatric Speech and Language Center and Pikes Peak Moving & Storage Co. for teaming up and making this Trick or Can food drive possible. Your efforts will help change the lives of those in your local community, and we are so happy we could help!

Looking to add some creativity to your next food drive? We have lots of fun campaigns you can try!

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.