Beltmann Relocation Group Rescues 21,800 LBS. of Food from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon

February 15, 2019 | 3:42 pm | Written by

This January, more than 16,000 runners participated in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon that covered the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe.

Just as in most races, participants were greeted at the finish line with snacks and drinks. Unfortunately, many times, the leftovers go to waste, contributing to the 40% of food produced in the United States that ends up in a landfill every year.

At this race, however, our friends from the Phoenix branch of Beltmann Relocation Group rescued a grand total of 21,800 lbs. of food and beverages and delivered it all to the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

Beltmann Relocation Group’s Phoenix location has been partners with Move For Hunger since 2012. Last year, they rescued 7,796 lbs. of food and beverages at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon.  They have participated in a number of food drives and have collected a lifetime total of 41,651 lbs. of food and beverages.  That’s enough for 34,709 meals!

More than one million people in Arizona, including 1 in 5 children, struggle with food insecurity. Thank you to Beltmann Relocation Group for always lending a helping hand to your neighbors in need!

Are you interested in learning how to reduce food waste? Find out how you can make a difference!

About Move For Hunger

More than 41 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with food insecurity each day. Hunger exists in every state, county, and congressional district in the United States.

Move For Hunger has collected nearly 9 million pounds of food thanks, in large part, to ordinary people like you who recognized the urgency of the problem and decided to take action. We need your support to continue providing meals for our neighbors in need.

We have delivered more than

11,479,245
pounds

of food to food banks across United States & Canada.

These food donations account for more than

9,566,038
meals

for people in need.