Colonial Van Lines, headquartered in South Florida, is proud to be partnered with Move For Hunger, a non-profit that provides hunger relief by delivering unwanted non-perishables to food banks via relocation companies like ours.
A Good Cause
Data from the UN’s World Food Program claims that one in nine people in the US goes to bed hungry every night. Hunger is a huge problem everywhere in the country, in fact, since over 42 million Americans struggle to find their next meal. Move For Hunger is changing this by teaming up with relocation companies to pick up unwanted, non-perishable food items from moving households. After all, a lot of people throw out their unwanted belongings come moving day. Move For Hunger does its part by collecting these food items and delivering them to local families in need.
The non-profit is currently working with over 1,000 relocation companies in the US and Canada. It has delivered more than 10,000,000 lbs. of food to food banks across the country. The food donations account for more than 8,000,000 meals for those in need. With this in mind, we are truly grateful for the opportunity to utilize our resources to contribute to our community in an impactful way.
Donate Food When You Move
Colonial Van Lines is family-owned and operated, and takes pride in providing seamless moving services to more than 12,000 clients each year. With 50+ years of experience, our professionals coordinate and oversee every aspect of long-distance moving.
When you need reliable, cost-effective, and efficient movers from the nation’s top moving company, you can depend on us to do an exceptional job with your move. Book your next move with us, and our team will deliver your non-perishable food donations to your local food bank. All you need to do is set aside the food items, then pass them to us so we can send them to those in need.
How Move For Hunger Works
Families and businesses that are relocating can set aside their unopened, non-perishable items for donation to Colonial Van Lines who will deliver the items to a local shelter in need, at the direction of Move For Hunger™. Crew members from the 501(c)3 non-profit organization will sort through, pack-up and deliver these goods to local food pantries. Items are then distributed to families in need within the local community.
How It All Started
While working in his family’s moving company, Founder, Adam Lowy identified an opportunity to salvage food that moving families typically toss before relocation, and devised a system to get it into the hands of those in need. Since 2009, Move For Hunger has collected over 10 million pounds of non-perishable food items resulting in over 8 million meals for the hungry.
Interested? Please complete our contact request form to join the movement!
Canned items in need:
Other non-perishables in need:
- Baby Food/Formula
- Dry Beans
- Rice and Grains
- Peanut Butter & Jelly
Ways to Get Involved
At Colonial Van Lines, we have the privilege of donating our time and resources to being a designated drop off location for these necessary supplies, but there are tons of ways to contribute—so leave the heavy-lifting to us!
Drop Off Items
Bring your unopened, non-perishable items to our office headquarters: 8795 W. McNab Road Tamarac, FL 33321. For more information call: (866) 913-3611.
Team Move For Hunger
A network of active runners and walkers who commit to converting their race miles into meals by generating race donations for the Move For Hunger.
Real Estate & Corporate Housing Professionals
Become official partners with Move For Hunger. Inform your clients that there is one less thing for them to pack as they transition to their new location. It’s another great way to serve your clients and stand out as a real estate or recruitment professional.
College Students Seeking On-site Internships
Earn college credit while enhancing their professional skills in fields like non-profit management, social media communications, graphic design, and program management. It’s a smart, fun and rewarding way to get real-world experience.
Anyone with a Heart for Hunger
Organize a food drive or fundraiser within your community, school or business. The Move For Hunger team is standing by to provide the support you need. They can consult with you on logistics and provide inspiration for choosing an engaging theme.
Advocate for Change
Team up with others who are passionate about striking against hunger through helping to change government policy. Economic and political changes only occur when citizens work together to demand necessary changes from lawmakers.