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Where to Donate Food When You Move

Portrait of man taking cardboard boxes out of moving van and passing them to his wife in front of new houseAMANDA WILLIAMS from MYMOVE.COM  is a traveling freelance writer for five years. She’s moved a lot over the past few years, giving her real-life expertise when she writes about ways to make your move easier. Amanda shared with Healthy Lombard that there are many aspects of moving that are easily forgotten in the middle of transitioning. You could have your nose to the grindstone and then with a week left before the moving truck arrives, you find yourself  asking the question, “Where can I donate food?” The good news is, there are quite a few choices for food bank donation.

Here are 6 places where you can donate canned foods when you move

1. Feeding America Food Banks

Feeding America is one of the most prolific organizations in the United States, running food banks and other places to donate food in almost every state. This includes 200 Feeding America Food Banks where volunteers collect millions of pounds of food to distribute to all of their surrounding counties. The organization secured and distributed 4 billion meals last year by sending food to food pantries and supplying meal programs. its goal is to end the fight against hunger in America and beyond.

How to donate food to Feeding America Food Banks:

Visit its online tool to figure out if there is a Feeding America Food Bank near you. Each of its foodbanks has a separate website and information regarding drop-off times and requirements for where to donate food.

2. Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Banks can be found all over the nation. Although each Food Bank is its own entity, they all work together to serve those that are food insecure and aim to develop struggling communities. They collect millions of pounds of food each year, taking donations from grocery stores to limit their waste stream, from farmers if they have excess produce, and from individuals in food drives. The food banks often provide health management classes and help find pediatric care when needed.

How to donate food to Second Harvest Food Bank:

To find out if there is a Second Harvest Food Bank near you, conduct a Google Search with your area or state name and type in “Second Harvest Food Bank.” This will aid you in finding the address of the nearest one as well as their individual requirements for dropping off food donations.

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