I had breakfast with Adam Lowy and Jason Taesch from Move for Hunger last Saturday. They’re in middle of a cross country trip, funded by the award they received from the Ford Focus Global Test Drive. They’re visiting to foodbanks across the country to raise awareness for the issue of hunger and how their organization is engaging new participants in the fight against hunger.
Move for Hunger, founded by Adam, whose family is in the moving and storage business, encourages moving companies to get their customers to donate non-perishable food that otherwise might have been moved or wasted. It’s really a cool concept.
It was a lot of fun being around Adam and Jason. They’re full of energy and positive ideas. Adam told me one of the things they were trying to do is change peoples’ perception of the moving industry away from, “…the big, dumb, people who are going to lose your television set” to that of folks who truly care about making a difference in their communities. Good stuff.
They still have a few more days left in their trip. Check them out at MoveForHunger.org. My guess is we’ll see a lot of more of them.