PHOTO:  Our Executive Director/Founder Adam Lowy (center) is presented the award by Mutual of America Foundation's Chairman and CEO Thomas Gilliam (right) and Vice Chairman Theodore L. Herman (left)

ASBURY PARK, NJ – Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste, was named a Merit Finalist Award recipient in the Mutual of America 2015 Community Partnership Award Competition. To recognize the individuals and organizations who have played a key role in the success of the Move For Hunger program, Mutual of America will host a Community Partnership Award Hometown Luncheon and Award Presentation on Thursday, May 19 at 12:00 Noon. The luncheon will be held at the Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, NJ.

“We’re honored and humbled to be selected as a Mutual of America Community Partnership Award Finalist,” said Adam Lowy, Founder and Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “This will be a terrific opportunity to thank the people who have made it possible for us to continue our fight to end hunger in New Jersey and across North America.”

PHOTO: Lunch Break - Executive Director Gwendolyn O. Love (left), Adam Lowy (center).

“This event will represent the culmination of our efforts to recognize the leadership in the public, private, and social sectors who have formed partnerships for the greater good in their communities,” said Thomas Gilliam, Chairman and CEO of the Mutual of America Foundation.

Move For Hunger works with relocation companies across North America to collect unopened, unwanted food from people who are moving and deliver it to local food banks.  To date, they have delivered more than 6 million pounds of food – 5 million meals – to food pantries across North America.

 PHOTO: Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties - (left to right) - Judy Daniels, Adam Lowy, Lori Sayde, Linda Keenan

Mutual of America’s Community Partnership Award celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2015. Since the award’s inception, Mutual of America has recognized 200 partnerships across America.