Growing up in a NJ-based family that owned a moving company, Adam Lowy was no stranger to loading trucks and packing boxes. All too frequently, he noticed that tons of food got thrown away when folks were moving. Adam snapped into action to make sure that food got onto the table of hungry families instead of the bottom of a landfill. Fast forward 5 years and his passion project is now Move For Hunger, a company thriving in 48 states and Canada. They’ve fed more than 2.6 million families and their reach is growing tremendously.
RunJersey.com chatted with Adam (the company’s founder and CEO) and Emily Cebulski who works on the West Coast for Move For Hunger. The twosome proudly boasted a growing network of 600 + moving companies they’re currently partnered with as well as the 3 million pounds of food they delivered last year. The team also works with organizations to coordinate food drives throughout the country, which they have organized hundreds of and that trend also continues to grow.
RunJersey.com originally met them at the NJ Marathon Expo where they were proudly chatting about their Move For Hunger Race Team. The race team has a handful of races on their calendar throughout the country. Runners or walkers interested in the cause can also get involved by fundraising and running any race. In addition to raising funds for an outstanding cause, team members also receive a handful of great perks including your own fundraising page, guaranteed race entry, Run For Hunger Race Team t-shirts and a newsletter with great training tips.
Their upcoming team races include the Rock N Roll Half-Marathons in Philly and Chicago, both of which draw a strong Jersey turnout. For more information or to get involved, we encourage you all to visit www.moveforhunger.org or email the race team at Emily@moveforhunger.org . As runners, we are known for our tremendous support for great causes and Move For Hunger provides the opportunity to truly help less fortunate people by providing them with much needed meals. We applaud Adam, Emily and their team’s efforts and certainly admire the amazing footprint they have left in helping so many families in need.