ERA making a Move for Hunger
Oct 30, 2014 03:45PM ● Published by Community News Service
On Nov. 14, 15 and 16, the ERA Central Realty offices in Cream Ridge and Bordentown will host a “Stuff the Truck” event where community members are invited to drop off nonperishable food items for distribution at local food banks. The goals is to collect $500 and $500 pounds of food throughout the month of November, with “Stuff the Truck” as the highlighting event.
Move for Hunger is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 2009 to support the efforts of our communities’ food banks through a national network of over 600 moving companies and 5,500 real estate professionals.
Ann Davis, coowner and manager of the Cream Ridge branch, explains, “As Realtors, we see people throw out a lot of stuff when they move. Unfortunately, some of that ‘stuff’ is food. Max Lowy and his team showed us how the nationwide network of Move for Hunger moving companies volunteer to go to the homes of our sellers, pick up the nonperishable items and deliver the food directly to a local foodbank. Statistics tell us that one in six people are ‘food insecure’, while one in eight people relocate every year. Movers and real estate professionals are in the home at an ideal time to educate people about the issue of hunger while providing a way for them to give back to their community.”
Stephanie Bellanova, co-owner and manager of the Bordentown office said, “At ERA Central, we strive daily to be part of something bigger. Max Lowy and Move for Hunger is as passionate about making a difference as we are, so when he challenged us to collect $500 and 500 pounds of food, we enthusiastically accepted the challenge.”
To join the fight against hunger, bring your nonperishable items to ERA Central Realty at 210 Route 539, Cream Ridge, or 3379 Route 206, Bordentown. To make a monetary donation, go online to crowdrise.com/FALLFOODFIGHT and click on the ERA Central Realty logo.
ERA Central Realty Group has been providing full service real estate services to central New Jersey for over 30 years with branch offices at 210 Route 539 in Cream Ridge, 3379 Route 206 in Bordentown and 3338 Highway 9 South in Freehold. For more information, go online to ERAcentral.com
Move For Hunger is a nonprofit organization that works with relocation companies across North America to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. To date, Move For Hunger is working with nearly 600 movers and 5,500 Realtors in 47 states and has collected more than 3,591,758 pounds of food. On the Web: MoveForHunger.org.