UNH Students Filling Moving Truck with Food for Hungry in Connecticut

UNH Students Filling Moving Truck with Food for Hungry in Connecticut

Many college students have meal plans, stashes of snacks and care packages packed with mom’s brownies. 

But nearly half a million people in Connecticut, including one in five children, are “food insecure.” They don’t know if they will have a meal today or, if they do, if there will be enough food.

So UNH students, for the first time, have joined Move for Hunger, a national nonprofit organization, to sponsor a "Stuff-A-Truck" food drive to collect enough non-perishable food items to fill a moving truck. 

Students will be collecting the food and delivering it to the German Club on the West Haven campus between noon and 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9 to 12. Students interested in volunteering to help can register online.

"It is great to see the University of New Haven students and administration join Move for Hunger in its fight to end hunger in this country,” said Rick Schwartz, president of the board of directors for Move for Hunger. “As a UNH alumnus, I find it particularly gratifying to see these two great organizations working together for such an important cause."

Move for Hunger works with more than 600 relocation companies in the U.S. and Canada and has delivered more than six million pounds of food to food banks across North America. Lippincott Van Lines of Winsted is partnering with UNH for the collection and will have a representative at the German Club to accept the items.

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