More than 40 million Americans face hunger every day. Meanwhile, 40% of the food produced in the United States every year is wasted.
McGuire Moving & Storage wants to help so we have joined Move For Hunger, which is an organization that offers a sustainable solution to this unfortunate problem.
Move For Hunger began with a simple observation. Adam Lowy, whose family has owned and operated a moving company in New Jersey for nearly a century, noticed an alarming trend: people throw out a lot of stuff when they move – including tons of perfectly good food. Recognizing an opportunity to make a difference in his community, Adam decided to take action. In 2009, Adam started asking customers if he could take the food they’d like to donate to the local food bank. After just one month, he had collected over 300 pounds of food, begging the question: “If one moving company could make this kind of impact in their local community, what could an entire network of moving companies do?”
Since 2009, Move For Hunger have delivered more than 19.8 million pounds of food to food banks across the United States and Canada. That’s the equivalent of 16.5 million meals.
As you are preparing for your next move, please simply let us know if you would like to donate non-perishable food items that you don’t plan to take with you. Then, we’ll take your packed boxes of donated food items to a nearby food pantry so they will not go to waste.
Learn more about Move For Hunger.
McGuire Moving has provided reliable, safe, and competitively priced St Louis moving and storage services since 1935. Their services reach throughout the greater St. Louis area and lower 48 states. In addition, they conduct international moves on a frequent basis.
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