Move for Hunger tackles food insecurity and food waste by mobilizing a network of relocation partners to collect and deliver non-perishable food for struggling families.
Headquartered in Monmouth County, Move for Hunger is the first and only non-profit in the U.S. that creates, sustains, and expands a network of socially responsible relocation companies to fight hunger and reduce food waste. In seven years, Move for Hunger has mobilized partners nationwide to collect 7 million pounds of food and provide nearly 6 million meals to underprivileged families.
Move for Hunger does not duplicate the service of other organizations. Instead, it has identified the wastefulness of people throwing away items when they move and the need for food banks to collect high-quality food. Move for Hunger recognized that moving companies are in the ideal position to bring up the issue of food waste with customers, collect unused food, and deliver food items to a local food pantry that might not have its own transportation system. Move for Hunger also involves apartment communities, corporate housing providers, real estate agencies, and relocation management companies in this unique collaboration.
Move for Hunger envisions a world where families don’t have to choose between buying groceries or paying rent while perfectly good food winds up in landfills. Move for Hunger has propelled its vision into reality by building a robust network of energized partners. At the grassroots level it addresses the daunting reality that, while nearly 50 million Americans are food insecure, 40 percent of all food that is grown, processed, and transported in the U.S. is discarded.