Not many company’s get into the holiday spirit like Altair Global. A proud Move For Hunger partner since 2016, Altair hosted several events during the month of December to help fight the hunger crisis in the local community and across the country.
The month kicked off with a Fill-a-Truck event. The global relocation company partnered with Nelson Westerberg of Texas, an Atlas Van Lines agent, to park a moving truck in a local parking. The entire event was Whoville themed and the Grinch helped unload trunks and put the food into the trunk. The event brought in over 1,500 lbs of food and Nelson Westerberg transported that to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas.
As with many of our partners this year, they not only held a food drive but also hosted a holiday fundraiser as well. Altair employees contributed $1,550 dollars in the fight against hunger which will help contribute 3,700 meals.
The two events combined to provide over 5,000 meals.
These events were amazing on their own, but Altair Global continued to go above and beyond. To further raise much-needed funds, they matched all donations up to $5,000 total during December 12-19. Our community rallied around the cause and blew past the match to donate a combined total of $16,000.
The support is more important now than almost ever before. With the pandemic ravaging the country, food insecurity is estimated to have risen nearly 50%. Over 50 million Americans are struggling to get food and about 1 in 6 people in Texas, home of Altair Global, are going hungry.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a public health and economic crisis, the effects of which are widespread,” said Chad Sterling, CEO of Altair Global. “We knew we had to do our part to assist the growing number of households that are food insecure and we are committed to supporting initiatives that will provide long-term COVID-19 recovery.”
It’s thanks to the amazing people at Altair Global that more families will be able to spread cheer this holiday season. Due to their efforts, we will be able to provide almost 45,000 meals.
Want to get involved in Move For Hunger? Host your own food drive or learn more about becoming a partner.