Published Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:00 am by Kristy Redford

Neptune, NJ - Move For Hunger is thrilled to announce a new charity partnership with The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA), a professional trade association exclusively dedicated to supporting corporate housing providers around the world.

Move for Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies to combat the growing hunger problem in the United States and across North America. Many people throw away items when they move. Unfortunately, many of these same items include food that could be delivered to a family in need rather than thrown away. Move for Hunger picks up unopened, non-perishable food items during the moving process and delivers it to local food banks. By partnering with Move For Hunger as the charity of choice, CHPA will offer support to the nationwide program dedicated to eradicating hunger. Corporate housing is fully furnished temporary housing, typically in an apartment setting.  Professional providers coordinate these “units” to include furniture, house wares, amenities, cable, phone, electric, water, etc., usually at one inclusive cost to the company and typically for 30 or more days. CHPA joins over 600 moving companies and 5,000 real estate partners that have already committed to Move For Hunger.

Currently, over 50 million Americans experience food insecurity. Children are especially vulnerable to hunger with 17 million American children going to bed hungry each night. With these statistics collaboration and partnership are essential to creating solutions.

“We are thrilled to be named as the charity of choice by CHPA. Move For Hunger is looking forward to creating more opportunities within corporate housing to eliminate food waste and deliver additional food to food banks across the Unites States” says Adam Lowy, Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “With such devastating hunger statistics at both the local and national level, the charity efforts of CHPA will provide crucial support to our mission to feed the hungry.”

“Partnering with Move For Hunger allows CHPA members in both the US and Canada a unique opportunity to give back to the communities in which they operate. With more than 70,000 apartments used for corporate housing each year, that is a lot of potential food left when people return to their permanent homes.  Move For Hunger has the networks in place so our members’ guests can easily donate this food and know it’s making a difference locally.  What a wonderful way to end their corporate housing experience on a positive note –giving back to a community that’s been their ‘home away from home’,” says Mary Ann Passi, CAE, CHPA’s CEO.  “CHPA is excited at the potential impact of this new partnership on both the association and individual member company levels.  We look forward to working with Move for Hunger.”

ABOUT MOVE FOR HUNGER
Move For Hunger is a national nonprofit 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 over 600 movers in 47 states and has collected more than 2,800,000 pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.

ABOUT CORPORATE HOUSING PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION (CHPA)
CHPA is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to the corporate housing industry.  The association continually strives to uphold the highest standards in business and professionalism; provide valuable insight, knowledge and resources to the industry; and increase visibility among related industries.  Along with networking, education, certification, and information sharing, CHPA members grow their business and expand their reach through an international network of partners.  Find out more about corporate or furnished apartments at www.chpaonline.org.