Many people throw out a good deal of “stuff” when they move. Unfortunately a lot of this “stuff” is food that can be delivered to a family in need. That’s why NorthStar Moving Corporation has teamed up with Move For Hunger, a non-profit organization that works with moving companies across the country to support the efforts of local food banks. In the last seven years, Move for Hunger’s network of movers, realtors and corporate housing providers have delivered 7 million pounds of food.
Fact: More than 1.7 million people living in Los Angeles County are at risk for hunger every day. Forty percent of those in need are children. With times getting tighter these numbers are dramatically increasing. Thousands in our community need your help.
Here’s how you can effortlessly help your community when you move:
Your donations will directly impact families living right here in Los Angeles County. NorthStar Moving Corporation is grateful for your business and truly thankful for your generosity.
NorthStar Moving has collected enough food to provide over 10,000 life-saving meals to Los Angeles and Orange County!
These are some of the projects we’ve worked on in cooperation with Move for Hunger:
Delivering food to the Alameda County Community Food Bank 2023
The Boy Scouts their annual food drive, ‘Scouting for Food’ in November 2023. The event is held in six different counties in the San Francisco Bay Area and donates the collections to eight different food banks throughout those counties.
Move for Hunger asked NorthStar Moving to deliver donations collected for the Alameda County Community Food Bank by hundreds of Boy Scout Troops from the Golden Gate Area Council and Piedmont Council Boy Scouts who participated in Scouting for Food this year. These two councils, in only 5 hours, across 8 locations, were able to collect 86,514 pounds of food, an estimated 72,095 meals to children, adults, and seniors this holiday season! The total weight they asked NorthStar Moving to deliver was 7,553 pounds of food. That is 6,294 meals that our team helped deliver.
Here are few photos taken by our team during the delivery on November 11, 2023:
Delivering Food from the L.A. Marathon to local Food Bank 2023
For the past six years we have been partnering with Move for Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, to ensure leftover food and water at the Los Angeles Marathon was not thrown away and wasted. This year we.volunteered our team again to be of service gathering thousands of pounds of food from the LA Marathon finish line and delivering it to the LA Food Bank for those that really need it. We gathered 1,669 pounds of leftover food from the LA marathon and delivered it to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. That is equivalent to 1,391 meals!
Delivering food to the Alameda County Community Food Bank 2021
The Boy Scouts of the Golden Gate area held their annual food drive ‘Scouting for Food’ on November 13, 2021. The donations were distributed between a few local food banks: Alameda Food Bank, Alameda County Community Food Bank, American Canyon Emergency Food Bank, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, Napa Food Bank, San Francisco – Marin Food Bank, St. Helena Food Pantry, United Christian Parish Pantry.
Move for Hunger asked NorthStar Moving to deliver the donations given to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. When our NorthStar Moving team arrived at the donation drop off point, they found 16 bins and a lot more food that was not yet packed. Our team helped pack all the extra items into our moving boxes, and delivered everything to the Alameda County Community Food Bank in two trips. We were amazed by the generosity of our community: we transported 14,926 pounds of food which equates to 12,438 meals.
Here are few photos taken by our team during the delivery on November 13, 2021:
Hope you are doing well since we last spoke! […] It’s really awesome to hear the team took the initiative to help move things forward. We really appreciate their flexibility. […]
Thank you again for all your help and coordination with this event. When the food bank sent us the results we were completely blown away, not only by the entire quantity of food collected, but specifically how much NorthStar was able to transport!!
We are more than pleased to share that you & your team transported 14,926 pounds of food which equates to 12,438 meals provided to your neighbors in need!! I’ve attached your Hunger Fighting Hero award to this email to share with the group.
Thank you does not even begin to cover how appreciative the Alameda County Food Bank, the Boy Scouts USA, and we are for assisting with this. We literally and physically could not have done it without you! […]
Thank you so much for everything & talk soon
There are often a lot of leftovers after events like a marathon or a festival. In order to not let them go to waste and help local communities at the same time, Move for Hunger matches movers with events in their communities when the need arises. Move For Hunger asked for our help in picking up leftover food and water from the Vegandale Festival and delivering it to the LA Mission.
Here are few photos taken by our team during the delivery on October 24, 2021:
Delivering Food from The Fox Holiday Food Drive 2020
Delivering Food from Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon 2019
NorthStar Moving & Move for Hunger partnered to ensure left over food at the 2019 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon was not wasted.
NorthStar Moving gathered 14,958 pounds of leftover food, water and beverages from the half marathon and delivered them to a local food bank to help feed those in need in the Bay Area.
Delivering Food from the L.A. Marathon to local Food Bank 2018
NorthStar Moving & Move for Hunger Joined to reduce food waste during the 2018 L.A. Marathon. For a second year, NorthStar Moving has rescued unused snacks, water bottles, sports drinks and energy packs left by the 25,000 runners along the route. Our crew delivered a total weight of 7,502 pounds of leftover food to the Valley Food Bank. NorthStar Moving is honored to be a part of the solution to reduce waste, fight hunger and do our part to help make the L.A. Marathon more sustainable.
Delivering Food from the L.A. Marathon to local Food Bank 2017
The 32nd Los Angeles Marathon was held on March 19th, 2017. It is the fourth largest marathon in the U.S. and the tenth largest worldwide. This year, over 24,000 runners participated, with thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of spectators. Large events like this have a lot of unused food and beverages left at the finish line. There should be no food wasted. Every step in the race to end hunger counts. While Team Move for Hunger, chosen as an official charity of the L.A. marathon, joined the thousands of runners in the streets, turning miles into meals, NorthStar Moving gathered 4,860 pounds of leftover food from the marathon and delivered them to a local food bank to help feed hungry neighbors in the greater Los Angeles community. Green Sports Blog wrote about Move for Hunger’s partnership with moving companies to collect unused food from homes, businesses, apartment communities and at colleges and universities as well as from marathons and half marathons.
Crunch Fitness ‘Help Knock Out Hunger’ Food Drive
Crunch Fitness partnered with Move For Hunger to host a mega Thanksgiving food drive from November 1–18, 2016 at locations across the country.
Members of the community brought non-perishable food items to participating Crunch locations in New York City, San Francisco, Miami, and Los Angeles to help provide meals for their neighbors in need. NorthStar Moving transported all of the Los Angeles donations to the local food bank.
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 for the holiday season. Along with Move for Hunger and with the help of local grocery stores and buildings around Los Angeles, we’ve collected and donated non-perishable food to the Los Angeles Food Bank.
We did some research and found that there are many food drives held during the holiday season, but by summer time, many food banks’ stores deplete. We decided to move our annual food drive to the summer.
Photos from the 2013 1st Annual Summer Food Drive: Let’s Send Hunger Packing
Photos from the 2014 2nd Annual Summer Food Drive: Let’s Send Hunger Packing
Read about our 2015 3rd Annual Summer Food Drive: Let’s Send Hunger Packing
Read about our 2016 4th Annual Summer Food Drive: Let’s Send Hunger Packing