Are you counting down till the holidays? I know I am! Family, friends and lots of food make this time of the year special. But what if you had nothing to put on your table this holiday season? It’s hard to imagine, but those struggling to find their next meal aren’t just the homeless people on the street anymore, in these difficult times, millions of everyday people are struggling to feed their families. According to Move for Hunger, “50 million Americans struggle to find their next meal.” Did you know that even in our very own backyard…
- More than 1.7 Million people in Los Angeles County are at risk of hunger everyday!
- 400,000 of those are children
- For every $1 donated, food banks can distribute $5 worth of food
- It only takes $5 to feed a child for a day
After speaking with our friends at Move for Hunger, all of us here at NorthStar Moving wanted to do something special to help our Los Angeles community this holiday season. Along with Move for Hunger and with the help of the “extraordinary food store,” Bristol Farms, we have organized a holiday food drive. From November 28th-December 16th you can make your donation at one of the participating local Bristol Farms near you (Hollywood, Beverly West, Westwood, Manhattan Beach, see map for locations) or our NorthStar Moving headquarters. All non-perishable food items will be donated to the Los Angeles Food Bank.
You will find a big shiny wrapped moving box near the front of the store waiting to be filled with your donations and a friendly NorthStar Moving Team member ready and willing to help you. Every little donation helps. To give you some ideas, Move for Hunger and the Los Angeles Food Bank have created a “Most Wanted” food item list. Make sure to include some of these items on your shopping list and leave them in the Move for Hunger red moving box on your way out.
Don’t want to wait to get to the store to help? We opened a donation group at the LA Regional Food Bank, go to our Let’s Send Hunger Packing Team page and make a donation directly. We will tally the donations and work to reach our goal.