CommunityMoving March 7, 2017

Fighting Hunger One Move at a Time with #Move for Hunger

If you’ve ever moved, you already know that half the battle is giving away all the things you’ve accumulated but no longer need. And that includes those 24 mini cans of tuna with pickles that tasted great at Costco but now no one wants to eat, or the pumpkin pie filling you were sure you needed at Thanksgiving until you realized you hate making pies. So I was excited when the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS), of which I’m a member, recently announced a very cool partnership with Move for Hunger, a non-profit that works to combat the growing hunger problem across the country. With 50 million Americans—that’s one in six—facing hunger every day, CRS and Move for Hunger saw a perfect way to lighten your moving load while also fighting hunger in the community. Simply head to Move for Hunger’s website and enter your zip code to get a list of movers in your area who will pick up any food you don’t want to move and take it to food pantries around the city. It’s that easy.

According to the San Antonio Food Bank, most food pantries can’t take items in glass containers, but would love to have your non-expired canned and boxed goods, especially any of their “Most Wanted” items:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Cereal
  • Tuna
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chili
  • Canned Stews
  • Canned Soups
  • Canned Luncheon Meats
  • Full Meals in a Can/Box
  • “Pop Top” Food Items

To date, Move for Hunger has collected more than 7 million pounds of food.

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