$28,000 Raised at the Rose City Truck Pull!

September 20, 2019 | 11:39 am | Written by

We were in Portland on Thursday, September 12 for the first-ever Rose City Truck Pull, hosted by the Portland Relocation Council and presented by Chipman Relocation & Logistics. More than 200 people attended the event, which was held at Golden Valley Brewery, and helped us raise $28,040 to support our hunger relief and food rescue programs!

There are more than 510,000 people in Oregon who are food insecure, including 1 in 5 children. The leaders of the Portland Relocation Council, including the Chair of our Corporate Action Network, Tanya Mariottini, and Eric White of Chipman Relocation, are passionate about Move For Hunger’s mission to reduce food waste and fight hunger. They all did an incredible job of raising awareness about the issues and inspiring others to sign up for the Truck Pull to support the cause.

A total of 13 teams put themselves to the test and the competition had everyone on the edge of their seats! The team from Suddath Relocation seemed like a heavy favorite heading into the event, but it ended up being a lot closer than anyone expected! Although Suddath did walk away with the gold medal, they only bested the runner-up by .06 of a second!

The competition for best team name was just as close as the truck pull times, with hysterical handles like ‘I Pull Big Trucks & I Cannot Lie’, ‘Just Pull It’, and ‘The Suite Sounds of Victory,’ among others. All of the participants were treated to Nike store passes as a small thank you for for their generosity.

Although Move For Hunger has provided more than 12.7 million meals to people facing hunger since 2009, we can’t continue organize food drives, coordinate food rescues, or expand our network without the support we receive from our partners and individuals donors.

THANK YOU to all of our sponsors and to the teams who pulled together to support our mission: Chipman Relocation & Logistics, Portland Relocation Council, Golden Valley Brewery, SuiteAmericaCartusCarsArriveExpress Furniture RentalRelocityAFR Furniture RentalU.S. BankSuddathFirst Tech Federal Credit UnionNewland ChaseTIAA BankKPMGGraebel CompaniesWells FargoWindermere Real Estate & Windermere Relocation & Referral ServicesShyft MovingHasson Company RealtorsDwellworksAires, Ace Relocation Systems, and Organizers Northwest.

We hope everyone who attended had as much fun as we did. Thank you again for helping us fight hunger in Oregon and all across the United States!

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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.