Gentle Giant Rescues More than 3 Tons of Food & Beverages from NYC Triathlon

July 30, 2018 | 4:19pm

If you’ve ever participated in a race or walk, you have probably been greeted by tons of food and beverages at the finish line. While most participants indulge after the race, there is almost always leftover food, and this year’s New York City Triathlon was no exception.

After a 1,500-meter swim along the Hudson River, a 40k bike ride, and a 10k run through Central Park, athletes were hungry, but still not hungry enough to eat all of the finish-line food! Instead of letting the perfectly good food go to waste, Gentle Giant Moving Company of New York made sure that it went to those who need it most.

Thanks to Gentle Giant’s food rescue, over 6,300 pounds of food were saved from this year’s NYC Triathlon and donated to the City Harvest Food Bank! Over the past 3 years, Gentle Giant's branches have rescued food from 13 races all across the country. Together, they have saved more than 137,000 pounds of food and beverages - amazing!

A huge thank you goes out to the Gentle Giant team for their constant dedication to fighting hunger AND reducing food waste!

Learn more about food rescues and how you can get involved in the fight against hunger!