SEA BRIGHT - Local charity Move For Hunger presents its 2nd annual Surfside Food Drive this August, to benefit the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in Neptune. Patrons of participating beach clubs and local businesses from Sandy Hook to Seaside are asked to donate unopened, non-perishable food items to be distributed to food-insecure families in need throughout our community.
“More than 125,000 people in Monmouth and Ocean Counties alone are at risk of going hungry every month – forty-percent being children,” says Adam Lowy, executive director of Move For Hunger. “We really need events like this that bring the food drive to the people. Even the smallest donations go a long way. ”
As the summer closes, we ask that instead of throwing away your unwanted food items, “please think of all those in need, and place it in a Move For Hunger box,” Lowy says.
Beginning August 15, collection boxes will be conveniently located at each donation location, courtesy of Lowy’s Moving Service, which will also deliver the donations to the food bank. “We love to be a part of these community events,” states Chris Quinlivan, manager of Surf Taco in Belmar. “It’s something we strive to do all year round, and this food drive is a really brilliant idea”.
Move For Hunger is an organization that works with moving companies across the United States to collect unwanted, non-perishable food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. Founded by the Lowy family of Lowy’s Moving Service in Neptune, this one-year-old non-profit has already collected nearly 40,000 pounds of food nationwide. To date, Move For Hunger works with over 90 moving companies in 30 states, relieving those most desperate for help.