As the best moving company in the Portland area, Redefyne Moving strives to make life easier for all our clients, and to help make a difference when and where we can. We’re dedicated to doing all we can to help those in need, and couldn’t be happier to work with one of the nation’s longest year-long service programs doing just that; Move For Hunger, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works with moving companies like Redefyne Moving, to collect non-perishable food items, and donate them to food banks all across North America.
About Move For Hunger
Thousands upon thousands of citizens in North America throw away “stuff” they don’t need -most often including a serviceable portion of non-perishable items- upon moving, in order to make the move easier by cutting down to the bare necessities. However, a lot of the food thrown away every move could be delivered to a family in need, rather than tossed in the garbage. That’s where Move For Hunger comes in! Redefyne Moving has teamed up with Move For Hunter by offering to pickup any unwanted, non-perishable food items, pack everything up and deliver it to your local food bank to help families in need.
In the first 5 years of Move For Hunger’s beginnings, they’ve been honored at the VH1 Do Something Awards, launched a real estate program, a running program, launched a corporate housing program, and managed to collect over 5 million pounds of food. All within the first 5 years! Fast forward to today, Spring 2019, they’re working with over 1,000 relocation companies across the USA and Canada, and have delivered over 14 million pounds of food to families in need.
Move For Hunger’s Mission
Move For Hunger considers everyone when it comes to hunger. Hunger is a huge problem in the United States, but not as easily seen as some of the other problems we face. When most people consider hunger as a problem, they think of starving children in a third-world country, or homeless people spread throughout the nation. But, it’s more than just meets the eye. In a country well known for its wealth and prosperity, 42 million American citizens struggle with the ever-growing issue of hunger every day. It’s no longer just about a homeless man desperately searching for help to secure his next meal, but millions upon millions of people in America struggling to feed their families.
As easy as it might be to miss, hunger is not exclusive to one specific demographic, or specific to one place in the world- we’re surrounded by it, and the number of citizens in the US suffering from hunger grow substantially every day. Hunger can affect everyone in numerous ways, as adults can tend to live shorter, less healthy and less happy lives. It can be the cause of obesity, vulnerability to mental illness, and even susceptibility to deadly diseases. And while hunger can be terrible for adults, it’s even worse for children. It can affect children in ways, as hunger and malnourishment are closely tied together.
Without receiving proper nutrients in their critical years of growth, these children will be at a drastic disadvantage for the rest of their lives. 1 in 6 children go to bed hungry each and every night. In addition, children who suffer from hunger can have compromised immune systems, opening up the door to developing various health problems. They do worse academically, do worse socially, and risk becoming so affected by these problems that recovery becomes impossible.
Want To Make A Difference?
For all these reasons and many, many more, Move For Hunger is determined to aid in this widespread problem throughout America, and end the hunger for millions of citizens. And with Redefyne Moving working along side them, we’re one step closer to helping achieve this highly sought-after goal. Next time you’re moving locations, consider donating your non-perishables to a food bank, or letting us take care of that for you, instead of throwing them away. You never know who’s searching for help, and your donation could feed a family in-need.