Fueling Goodness: Paxton Van Lines Continues to Volunteer for Weekly Food Transports to Northern Virginia Food Rescue

August 22, 2023

Hold onto your produce bags, because every Sunday from May to November, Paxton Van Lines and Dale City Farmers Market are teaming up to provide surplus veggies and fruits to the Northern Virginia Food Rescue

With roots tracing back to 1987, the Dale City Farmers Market includes nearly 50 vendors in the summer and more than 20 in the winter! It is also one of the largest open-air markets in the region. This is the second year the farmer’s market has donated their leftover fresh foods, providing nearly 230,000 lbs of fresh produce to communities in need last year in collaboration with Paxton Van Lines.

Based in Springfield, Virginia, Paxton Van Lines has been part of the Move For Hunger network since 2011 and has transported more than 360,000 lbs, equalling over 300,000 meals, to local Virginia food banks.

Giving back to the communities we serve has long been a hallmark of our corporate citizenship goals. Move For Hunger has been a great partner to help us achieve our corporate goals and makes finding and organizing opportunities to give back easy!
Tera Beatty of Paxton Van Lines

Their first transportation of 2023 was at the end of May, with 4,000 lbs of donations taken to the Northern Virginia Food Rescue which provided 3,000 meals to food insecure communities. So far, they’ve completed 15 food transportations, totaling more than 75,000lbs of donations delivered to the rescue agency. This provided more than 62,500 fresh meals to those facing food insecurity and underserved communities.

Tyrone Agnew, the Project Manager at Paxton Van Lines, has enthusiastically volunteered for these fresh deliveries both years and has been an incredible supporter of this initiative! We couldn’t be more thankful for his help, as well as the help from the staff at Paxton Van Lines! Additionally, we’d love to shout out the volunteers that help collect the food from Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program.

With help from our dedicated mover network, we’re beyond blessed to have opportunities to impact the lives of the nearly 800,000 food insecure individuals in Virginia. We look forward to seeing the impact the rest of the fresh food deliveries make on our hungry communities!

The Move For Hunger Fresh Food Program was launched in October of 2021, and has since proven to be one of our fastest growing programs yet. With our first year providing over 700,000 pounds of fresh food in just a few short months, it’s no surprise our network helped us deliver over 1.8 million pounds to the communities who needed it most in 2022. In the first half of 2023, we’ve already surpassed last year’s total at more than 2.7 million pounds of fresh food. 

Are you a mover interested in making a difference? Sign up for our mover network or host a food drive! You can also learn more about our fresh food initiative here!