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Alum up for 'Do Something Award' for company that addresses hunger


July 21, 2011

Arizona State University alumnus Adam Lowy started "Move For Hunger" after seeing perfectly good food go to waste. As part of a family who has owned a moving company for the past 90 years, he realized that food that was slotted for the wastebasket could be picked up by moving companies and brought to local food banks instead.

“We’ve seen so much stuff go to waste. People throw away things when they move and food is a part of that,” he said.

Now his company utilizes a national network of more than 150 transportation companies to pick up food and deliver it to local food banks.

“This is a great way that the moving and transportation industry can get out there every day, bring hunger awareness to people and get food to the families that need it,” he said.

Lowy, 25, is among five finalists in the annual Do Something Awards where nominees are honored for their commitment to service and social change. A grand prize winner will receive a $100,000 grant for their cause during the Do Something Awards show hosted by Jane Lynch of Glee on Thursday, Aug. 18, on VH1.

Members of the ASU community who want to support Lowy and Move For Hunger can vote for him at http://www.dosomething.org/programs/awards.

Since Move For Hunger started in 2009, the company has given more than 325,000 pounds of food to local food banks across the country. Move For Hunger also organizes food drives throughout the year, collecting food at places such as a library and soccer tournament. The company is in 34 states throughout the country, including Arizona.

A 2008 graduate of ASU, Lowy earned his degree in marketing and quit his job that he landed after college to start his non-profit organization. He said that winning the $100,000 would allow him to expand his staff of two full-time people and some interns, thereby growing the company and bringing more food to families in need.

Additional information about the company can be found at: www.MoveForHunger.org.