NorthStar Moving Rescues 17,000+ LBS. of Food/Drinks for California Food Banks

April 15, 2019 | 2:22 pm | Written by

NorthStar Moving has been working especially hard to reduce food waste in California over the past couple of weeks!

Thousands runners and walkers took part in the Los Angeles Marathon and United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in San Francisco and were greeted at the finish line with snacks and drinks to refuel. Unfortunately, at large events like this, any leftover food is usually just thrown away. At these races, however, the Los Angeles and San Francisco branches of NorthStar Moving were there to rescue any bottles of water, energy bars, bananas, etc. that were left behind by the athletes.

On March 24 at the Los Angeles Marathon, NorthStar’s LA branch rescued nearly 2,800 lbs. of food and water, and delivered it all to the Valley Food Bank. At the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon, which took place on April 7, the San Francisco crew rescued 14,950 lbs. of food and water and delivered it to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.

“We are pleased to volunteer our team to be of service in such meaningful work; rescuing thousands of pounds of food from the finish line and delivering it to those that really need it,”said NorthStar Moving’s Co-Founder, Laura McHolm.

More than 4.5 million Californians face hunger each day, including 1 in 6 children. Thank you to everyone at NorthStar Moving for your commitment to helping your neighbors in need!

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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

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.