As you might imagine, people throw out ton of “stuff” when they move. Often times, a lot of this “stuff” is actually food. Food that could & should be going to families in need, instead of getting tossed into the trash. That’s why Movers Tucson – Assurance Relocation Systems, has partnered up with MoveForHunger.org. By teaming up together, we’re a part of the fastest-growing, year-round food service programs. Assurance Relocation Systems is able to deliver unwanted, non-perishable food items to Tucson families in need of help!
Tucson is a city that has a tremendous amount of great people, who come to the aid of anyone in need! Together, we can make a difference! We’re your #1 choice for affordable Tucson Movers, and we’re going to do our part to deliver SUPERIOR moving, packing & storage solutions, as well as food to families in Tucson needing help with food.
Contact us today for more information on how you can help, and of course, for a fast, free over the phone, or in-home estimate for your next move!
Here’s some more info on hunger, and how we can help!
When most people think about hunger, they think of a starving child in a third-world country. Or perhaps they think of a long line of homeless people waiting outside an inner-city soup kitchen.
The truth is: hunger is a HUGE problem everywhere in the United States, but it’s not always easy to see. In a country known for its wealth and prosperity, 50 million Americans struggle to find their next meal.
The face of hunger has changed. No longer is it just the homeless man on the street reaching out for a helping hand, but every day millions of people are struggling to feed their families. No one is a stranger to the economic hardships of today.
Hunger is all around us. Hunger is not limited to a single demographic or geographic region of the country. It is not a problem only affecting the homeless or the poorest of the poor. Hunger is everywhere, and the numbers are staggering.
As the economy continues to put a strain on our wallets, people are being forced to make extremely difficult decisions. What does hunger look like, you might ask?
- It is your father-in-law who just got laid off and now struggles to pay his mortgage and put food on the table.
- It is your elderly neighbor who must choose between buying groceries and heating her home.
- It is your child’s classmate who goes to school each day without lunch and is too embarrassed to ask for help.
Adults who suffer from hunger live shorter, less healthy, and less happy lives. They are more likely to be obese, more prone to mental illness, and more susceptible to deadly diseases. Hunger is terrible for adults, but it’s so much worse for children.
Hunger and malnourishment go hand-in-hand, and kids who miss out on essential nutrients during their critical years of growth will be dramatically disadvantaged for the remainder of their lives. 1 in 5 American children go to bed hungry each night.
According to the Food Research and Action Center, hungry children have compromised immune systems and are two to four times as likely as nourished children to develop health problems—ranging from the relatively minor to potentially fatal. Childhood hunger also impairs cognitive development. Kids who don’t have enough to eat do worse academically, do worse socially, and risk becoming so impacted—even by only temporary food insecurity—that recovery becomes impossible.
Most people tend to think about hunger during the holiday season. We see a ton of food drives occur right around Thanksgiving. But what happens during the rest of the year? Food insecurity is a year-round issue affecting millions of families and individuals across the country.
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