Move for Hunger
New Jersey native, Springsteen fan, and ASU Sun Devil for life, Adam founded Move For Hunger in the summer of 2009. Adam’s family has owned a moving company in New Jersey for nearly 90 years (dating back to Great-Grandpa Lowy). After years of seeing so much food wasted when people move, Adam decided to take action. Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with the moving industry to support the efforts of local food banks. When people move, they throw out a lot of “stuff” when they move. Unfortunately, some of this “stuff” is food that could be delivered to a family in need rather than thrown away.
By teaming up with moving companies across the country, Move For Hunger is creating one of the nation’s largest year-round service programs. These movers offer to pick up the unwanted, non-perishable food items from those who are moving and deliver it to their local food banks.
What started with Adam's family's small moving company has grown to work with over 300 moving relocation in 42 states. Together, they have collected over 450,000 lbs of food for food banks across the nation.
Adam is working hard to create a sustainable solution to hunger relief in this country. By incorporating philanthropy into the relocation process, Move For Hunger is educating and engaging more people to participate in this solution each and every day.
As for the serious stuff: Adam proudly represents the New York City Hub of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community. In 2011 he became a Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellow and was honored at the VH1 Do Something Awards for his commitment to creating social change. Move For Hunger was also recently honored on the American Giving Awards which aired on NBC this past December.