The JMJ Phillip Group headed downtown this past weekend to participate in Detroit’s first annual truck pull to benefit Move For Hunger. Our team, placing third, gathered at Eastern Market Brewing Co., to pull a moving truck 100 ft for among other groups of 5-10.
Move For Hunger is a nonprofit organization through our the United States and Canada, providing non-perishable food items to food banks across North America. The organization collaborates with moving companies such as University Moving & Storage to deliver exuberant amounts of food to reduce food waste and feed the hungry.
In Michigan alone, 400,00 children will go to bed without meals. With the help of donations in monetary and physical means, Move For Hunger has delivered over 8 million meals and counting.
Previously working with similar charities, JMJ Phillip Group has worked with Forgotten Harvest in the Metro Detroit area. Though Move For Hunger deals exclusively with non-perishable items, Forgotten Harvest focus their efforts on perishable items donated from local grocery stores, restaurants, farms, or wholesale distributors. The organization then sorts through the items to ensure quality before circulating the goods throughout senior homes, shelters, or food pantries.
More recently, Forgotten Harvest has teamed up with Fortune 500 company, Tyson Foods and Flashflood to create a “flashfoodbox”. As one of the largest food producers in the industry, Tyson foods has focused their efforts in solving the global issue of food waste and hunger.
Aimed to benefit all, the three month pilot program is hoping to redirect meat products to the Detroit public for a discounted rate and will rely on Forgotten Harvest to deliver donated boxes. If the program is successful, the company anticipates to move the project to a larger scale. This three month pilot is anticipated to conclude in July.
To look further into flashfoodbox and their contents, please see their website.
By Victoria Tsai
Social Media Coordinator at JMJ Phillip Group