Gentle Giant Rescues 14,300+ lbs. of Food/Drinks from the San Francisco Marathon!

August 7, 2019 | 12:01 pm | Written by

Gentle Giant Moving Company of San Francisco rescued nearly 14,355 lbs. of bananas, fruit cups, and bottled water from the San Francisco Marathon last month!

More than 27,000 runners and walkers took part in this year’s race. At the finish line, beverages and snacks are provided to help the participants refuel after their grueling 26.2-mile trek. While most of the food was put to good use to replenish the exhausted athletes, much of it was left untouched. At most races, the leftovers would probably be thown away, but Gentle Giant’s movers made sure that nothing went to waste at this one.

After the race, Gentle Giant’s crew loaded up the remaining food and beverages and delivered them all to the San Francisco Marin Food Bank.

More than 140,000 people in Marin County are food insecure, including 1 in 7 children. Thank you so much to Gentle Giant Moving Company for everything you do to reduce food waste and fight hunger in the communities you serve!

With 40 million Americans facing hunger each day, we need more help! Contact Raquel today to inquire about race picks up and other food rescue opportunities in your area.

Learn more about food rescues and how your company can get involved.

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

14,460,092
pounds

of food to food banks across United States & Canada.

These food donations account for more than

12,050,077
meals

for people in need.