IF YOU HAVE EVER MOVED IN NYC YOU MIGHT BE AWARE THAT MANY PEOPLE THROW OUT A GOOD DEAL OF “STUFF” WHEN THEY MOVE.
Unfortunately, amongst the furniture and clothing, a lot of that “stuff” people toss is unused food. It is estimated that Americans throw out 40% of all food produced--a staggering 165 million dollars worth. In fact, experts have found that to be more than 20 pounds of food per person every month. That’s a lot of food going to waste that could feed hungry mouths.
In New York City, more than 419,000 children are food insecure every day--and 17 million of them go to bed hungry. That’s why Divine Moving & Storage has partnered with the non-profit organization Move For Hunger. Relying on donations from moving companies in all 50 states and Canada, Move For Hunger collects non-perishable food items and distributes them to food banks across America. To date, Move For Hunger has delivered 7 millions pounds of food to grateful families and fed millions of hungry children in NYC and across the country.
Here at Divine, we know that a lot of food gets thrown away when you move and purge. As you begin the process of moving, we encourage our clients to set aside unopened non-perishable food. Your moving team will pack it up separately from your belongings and deliver it to food banks in the local New York area to be distributed amongst those who need it most. You’ll feel good knowing that you helped a worthy cause and provided for those most in need.
Join us in our dedicated effort to stopping hunger in America--donate unwanted or leftover unused non-perishable items like canned vegetables, fruit, and soup, items in jars, drink mixes, and baby food or formula. Help Divine Moving & Storage in our commitment to reducing food waste in the fight against America’s hunger epidemic. If you have any questions, let your Relocation Specialist or moving team know, and we’d be more than happy to guide you. No child should go hungry, and you can help ensure they have food in their bellies and a smile on their face. Donate today!
For more information on Move For Hunger and how they help families in need, visit their website to learn more: www.moveforhunger.org.