Preparing for your move is an ideal time to look through those kitchen shelves and decide which food no one is going to eat and remove it from your cabinets. Before you deliberate the wastefulness of throwing away good food, consider donating to the local food pantry. The need to feed the hungry has grown significantly during the last several months, since the pandemic started.
Century Moving Makes it Easy to Donate
Century Moving is a member of Move For Hunger, an organization of movers collecting food to support food pantries. As your mover, when we arrive to load your household goods, we will collect any new, sealed, non-perishable food items and take them to the local food pantry. In addition to saving you the time of transporting your food donation, you can be confident that the food you do not need will serve someone in the community.
Need for Food in Illinois Communities
The need is even greater than before. Northern Illinois Food Bank reports, “In June we provided over 9M meals to our neighbors in need! This is an increase of about 50% from June 2019.” Also, CBS news reported on the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Click on the link below to watch the short video.
Even In Well-To-Do Glen Ellyn, Food Pantries See Surge In Demand As Pandemic Hammers Economy
What Can I Donate?
Generally, non-perishable, sealed, unexpired items that can be kept on a shelf. Here are some recommendations: