11 Aug Simonetta Lein Author At Forbes Under 30 – Millennials
“Inspired by a passion for his family’s moving company, Adam Lowy’s business, Move For Hunger, started as a simple idea.
When people move, they get rid of a lot of stuff. Some of that stuff is perfectly good, non-perishable food that could be donated to a family in need rather than thrown away. Lowy saw an opportunity while moving other people’s things – he was already there, in their homes, so he might as well ask the question: “Do you want to donate your food when you move?” His customers got excited and in one month, starting with his initial question, he collected over 300 lbs. of food. He took the donations to the local food bank and was shocked to learn how many people in his community were struggling to find food. In 2009, that number was 100,000 people in Monmouth & Ocean Counties, NJ, a community on the Jersey Shore…”