Move For Hunger and Senior Move Managers

Move For HungerHunger in the United States is a problem. Did you know:

  • 50 million Americans struggle to find their next meal
  • 17 million children go to bed hungry every night
  • 1 in 6 Americans has trouble finding his/her next meal
  • 1.3 pounds of food provides one meal to someone in need

In 2009, New Jersey native Adam Lowy formed Move For Hunger after years of seeing food go to waste as people packed to move. Adam witnessed this waste first hand as his family has owned a NJ moving company for more than 90 years. Move for Hunger’s mission is to use moving and relocation services across the U.S. to rescue food from people’s homes as they prepare to move. The program coordinates pick up of non-perishable food items that would have otherwise been thrown away. The food is then delivered to local food banks where it is delivered to people in need.

Since 2010, the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has partnered with Move For Hunger, with many senior move management companies participating, including Moving Mavins.

Here’s a short video explaining the program. It was taped for the 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards, of which Adam Lowy was a finalist.