The Mavins Group launched a weeklong Move For Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 9 at the Brookdale Shoprite in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The drive, which is a partnership with The National Association of Senior Move Managers and Move for Hunger, will raise funds and food for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.
From May 9 - 16, The Mavins Group is encouraging participants to right-size their homes while supporting those in need and donate non-perishable food items in honor of their mothers.
"In the United States more than 50 million Americans struggle to find their next meal. Twenty percent of those in need are children. These numbers are unacceptable,” said Susan Devaney, Founder and CEO of The Mavins Group. “This is why I am thrilled to partner with The National Association of Senior Move Managers and Move for Hunger. We are kicking off our local efforts in honor of mothers. I encourage participants to celebrate the giving spirit of the special women in their lives and contribute on their behalf. Proceeds will go to families that the Community Food Bank of New Jersey supports.”
Middle school students from Montclair’s Lacordaire Academy and youth from St. Paul Baptist Church collected over 520 pounds of donated items and $250 to support the food drive during the Pre-Mother's Day kick-off activities at the Brookdale Shoprite. They distributed over 400 flyers and spoke with shoppers about the need to help feed the 1 in 5 hungry children in New Jersey.
Throughout the week, participants can continue to drop off donated goods at Weichert, Realtors®, located at 185 Elm Street in Westfield, New Jersey. Additional drop-off locations are attached to this release. Suggested items for donation include diapers and non-perishable foods such as canned fruits, vegetables and soups, peanut butter, shelf stable milk and more. Tax-deductible cash donations will also be accepted online at www.cfbnj.org/mavins. This virtual food drive will run through the end of the week.