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! We often help out Move for Hunger by collecting nonperishable food items from our clients during a move. On its own, the organization often holds food drives to fill up food banks in order to make a difference in the world.
Food donations are important, but the food being donated is just as important as the donation itself. For example, making sure the food will last a long time and is healthy is extremely important. There are even items that are often overlooked, such as baby food, that could use a lot more attention during food drives. That’s why Sarah Cuellar, a writer at Move For Hunger, wrote a blog post about food that we should be donating to the organization. While these are not the only things that Move For Hunger wants, they are nonetheless important and are worth discussing. Please take a look:
Options for babies and children often get overlooked. Just make sure it isn’t loaded with sugar or artificial dyes. Wholesome options are best.
Most donations are for meal ingredients, but snacks are appreciated too. Some healthy snacks ideas include nuts, dried fruit, granola bars, seeds, and popcorn.
Canned meats like tuna, chicken, and salmon are easy ways to add protein to a meal. They also have a long shelf life.
Spices and Olive Oil
Food is pretty bland without spices. Cooking supplements like oils and spices help turn random ingredients into delicious and wholesome meals.
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Fruit and vegetables are a vital part of a healthy diet. Canned versions are a great addition to your food drive. Make sure that the fruit doesn’t contain syrup and that the vegetables are low sodium.
Interested in learning more? You can read the full blog post if you click here. If you want to learn more about Move For Hunger itself, you can visit its homepage by clicking here. If you’re interested in helping out, we often promote food drives hosted by Move For Hunger here on the blog! We also accept donations from clients, so ask about Move For Hunger if you’re planning on moving with us.
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