Every Sunday from May to November, the Dale City Farmer’s Market donated their leftover fresh produce to the North Virginia Food Rescue to help aid in hunger relief. The only problem was - who would transport the food?
The Dale City Farmers Market has been serving its local community since 1987, and 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. We couldn’t be more thankful for the donations provided by these vendors to help fight hunger in their community!
Based in Springfield, Virginia, Paxton Van Lines has been part of the Move For Hunger network since 2011 and has transported more than 229,000 lbs, equalling over 191,000 meals, to local Virginia food banks. As long-time supporters of Move For Hunger, it was a no-brainer that they would be perfect for this mission!
Their first transportation was in the middle of May, with over 3,300 lbs of donations taken to the North Virginia Food Rescue which provided 2,825 meals to food insecure communities. In total, they completed 28 food transportions, totaling nearly 127,000lbs of donations taken to the food bank. This provided more than 105,800 fresh meals to those in need.
Tyrone Agnew, the Project Manager at Paxton Van Lines, has been an incredible supporter of this initiative, and has gone out of his way to accommodate the pickup schedule! We couldn’t be more thankful for his help, as well as the help from the staff at Paxton Van Lines!
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 transportations make on our hungry communities!
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