Podcast #62 · Adam Lowy · Reducing food waste and fighting hunger @ Move for Hunger
“Food insecurity is a problem that really touches every community… and at the same time, the US wastes 40% of the food that it produces by throwing it in the trash. So in my mind, this was a logistics issue – how is there so much food available but it’s not getting to people in need?”Adam Lowy
Adam founded Move For Hunger in the summer of 2009. Adam’s family has owned a moving company in New Jersey for nearly 100 years (dating back to Great Grandpa Lowy). After years of seeing so much food wasted when people move, Adam decided to take action.
Move for Hunger is a network of socially-responsible relocation companies providing their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also volunteer to host/assist with community food drives, participate in cause marketing campaigns, and create employee giving programs. Since 2009, they have delivered more than 22 million pounds of food to food banks across the United States and Canada.