Dircks Moving & Logistics Returns To The Tempe Triathlon & Rescues 5,000+ LBS. of Food!

September 27, 2018 | 12:32 pm | Written by

Team Move For Hunger is a national network of runners and walkers who dedicate their performance in road races to the 41 million Americans who are struggling with food insecurity. From 5Ks to ultramarathons, each race Team Move For Hunger participates in provides us with the resources we need to continue the fight against hunger. Though the work of the team is incredible, we noticed a roadblock at the finish line of these races: thousands of pounds of perfectly good food and drinks were going to waste.

The best thing to do after a race is to rehydrate and refuel. Runners and walkers are almost always provided energy bars, bananas, sports drinks, and water to recover, however, the organizers typically order far more than they could ever possibly distribute. The leftovers are thrown in the trash, leaving thousands of pounds of food uneaten. That’s why we were so glad to hear that Dircks Moving & Logistics wanted to save food at the Tempe Triathlon earlier this month. 

After a successful food rescue of more than 4,100 pounds at the 2017 Triathlon, Dircks Moving and Logistics hit the ground running this year and saved more than 5,500 pounds of food/beverages! All of the donations were delivered to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and distributed to the community. With more than 600,000 people facing hunger people in Maricopa County, including 1 in 5 children, the dedication of Dircks Moving and Logistics is greatly appreciated.

2018 has been a successful year for Move For Hunger’s food rescue efforts. In fact, after 17 races this year, more than 140,000 pounds of food and drinks have been saved from events all across the U.S.! Thanks so much to Dircks Moving and Logistics for making a difference for the second year in a row!

Interested in fighting hunger in your community? Host a food drive this fall!

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.