Move for Hunger, a nonprofit organization that Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) supports, accepts food donations from people that are fighting to end world hunger. The organization depends on these donations to keep starving families fed! As a result, it will often throw events to spread awareness about its campaign.
A lot of the events we post here on the blog for Move for Hunger are in the local area, but Move for Hunger’s efforts reach the entirety of the United States! For instance, we have an example of an event below that took place in Seattle. A moving company called Gentle Giant Moving Company donated its time in collecting food for the organization during a marathon. This is the kind of efforts we often do for Move for Hunger at Ridgewood Moving Services. Here is a snippet of what happened, which was written by Dan Beam on the Move for Hunger blog:
On Saturday, June 18, Gentle Giant Moving Company of Seattle volunteered its time and resources to pick-up 17,500 pounds of food and beverages from the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle Marathon and Half-Marathon and deliver it to the Rainier Valley Food Bank.
“The Food Bank was very happy to see us,” said John Dalton, Gentle Giant’s Seattle Regional Manager. “They said it was a good time of the year for us to donate so many beverages. Our crew is very excited about being part of the Move for Hunger program. Our customers are very thankful. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
Most people tend to associate food drives with the holiday season. Food Banks, however, face their greatest need during the summer months, when classes end and children are no longer receiving free or reduced-cost meals at school.
“Food banks don’t typically receive a lot of drinks in the donation stream, but everybody needs to stay hydrated, especially in summer,” said Sam Osborne, the Executive Director of the Rainier Valley Food Bank. “The sports drinks, water, and fruit we received from the Rock-n-Roll Marathon via Gentle Giant Movers, as coordinated through Move for Hunger, will insure that our most vulnerable neighbors aren’t thirsty this year. We are so grateful for this creative four-way partnership, and will have hundreds of happy, well-hydrated folks leaving our doors over the next couple of months.”
Thank you to everyone that helped make this event a success! If you would like to see the full, original blog post then please click here. You can also learn more about Move for Hunger by visiting its homepage here. If you want to see how Ridgewood Moving Services helps Move for Hunger, then keep reading our blog for constant updates on our efforts to help make the world a better place!
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