When you’re getting ready to move your household you’ve got a lot on your plate. Getting packed, coordinating with a moving company, and making sure everything is ready for you on the other end can be a lot to manage. What if there was a way to make your move easier and more cost-effective while helping out neighbors who haven’t got enough on their plates?

Professional movers get to see it every day. Some people invest a lot of time packing up their perishable food items and pay more to have them moved than it would cost to replace them. Other customers, in the rush to get everything done, simply discard their unwanted but perfectly good cans, jars, boxes, and bags of on-perishable food items.

Maybe they don’t know that there are better options. Or maybe they think the better options will take more time and effort than they have to spare. Read on to make sure that when you’re prepping for your move, you know exactly how to eliminate waste and help your neighbors in need with a minimal investment of time and effort.

Move for Hunger

When you work with a professional moving company, you’re paying for the convenience of having someone else do the heavy lifting. By the time you add up the cost of boxes, packing material, and moving crews—is it really worth it to move non-perishable food that could be replaced for less than the cost of moving it?

For the past ten years, Move for Hunger has been partnering with professional moving services to help them give their clients a better option. When you use a professional moving service who participates in the Move for Hunger program, they’ll provide you with enough boxes to hold all of the food that you want to donate. On moving day, you simply seal up the boxes and hand them off.

To date, the program has collected over 10 million pounds of food that might have gone to waste. Move for Hunger works with over 1,000 relocation companies in the US and Canada. When you’re looking for a professional moving and storage company, remember to ask if they participate.

Direct Donations in Northern New Jersey

Of course, you might prefer to make sure that you know exactly where your donation is going so that it helps the efforts of your faith community, your local neighborhood, or another cause that is important to you.

The Community Food Bank of New Jersey and Center for Food Action are two great options in Northern New Jersey. If your donation is large enough, Center for Food Action will even arrange to pick it up for you.

You can also consider making your donation directly to your church, synagogue, or mosque. Another option is to contact organizations that offer assistance to victims of domestic violence or veterans in need of assistance.

Get Expert Advice from Local Professionals

Harrington Moving & Storage is a proud member of the Move for Hunger program, and actively gives back to the communities we serve. As premier Northern New Jersey full service movers, we can also help you find great options if you’d prefer to make a direct donation. Call us today to learn more about our comprehensive moving and storage solutions.