On Friday, March 18th Adam Lowy and Jason Taetsch from Move For Hunger visited the Capital Area Food Bank! Founded by the Lowy Family, Move For Hunger – a nonprofit organization that links local moving companies with food banks – encourages clients to donate unopened food during the moving process and offers to deliver their donations directly to local food banks. Learn more about this growing organization here.
These two ambitious young men were awarded a $10,000 grant from Ford Motor Company to take their show on the road as part of the Focus Global Test Drive: Start More Than A Car Campaign! Adam and Jason are using their 2012 Ford Focus to take a 28-day tour across the United States to tell the story of hunger. Not only are they visiting food banks and partner moving companies, but they are also blogging, tweeting and uploading videos along the way.
During their visit, Adam and Jason had a chance to chat with our Chief Operations Officer Mark McCaffrey and Director of Individual Giving Claudia Morris. Click here to watch the brief and informative interviews.
Because of Adam and Jason’s work, our Northern Virginia branch is lucky enough to receive donations from four local moving companies: Eureka Van & Storage Co., Inc., Olympia Moving and Storage Company, Executive Moving Systems, Inc. and Bayshore Moving & Storage. These generous companies collect food from clients and deliver donations to our Lorton, VA location on a regular basis.
Check out Adam and Jason’s blog as they make their way across the country!