In mid-December, Altair Global hosted a Grinch-themed Fill-A-Truck food drive to help feed food insecure Texans over the holidays! A proud Move For Hunger partner since 2016, Altair’s annual food drive provided over 45,000 meals to those in need.
The Fill-A-Truck food drive was based in Frisco, Texas, where community members and Altair employees were encouraged to make food or financial donations. To add to the excitement, The Renegades Soccer Club included a competition between the boys and girls teams to raise the most donations. The total financial donations from the event was over $14,000, providing more than 35,000 meals to those in need.
The entire food drive was Whoville themed, and the Grinch and local Who’s helped unload the donations and put them into a Nelson Westerberg moving truck. The event brought in over 12,300lbs of food, equalling over 10,300 meals. Nelson Westerberg - Texas then transported the donations to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas.
This incredible event is the third time Altair Global has hosted their Grinch-themed Fill-A-Truck food drive, and it has grown significantly (much like the Grinch’s heart)! Last year, the event collected 1,250 meals for the North Texas Food Bank.
“Altair’s commitment to partnering with Move For Hunger has not wavered. We whole-heartedly pledge our support to the Move For Hunger team and to the cause of raising funds to help those in need,” said Chad Sterling, CEO of Altair Global. “As we hope to leave the pandemic behind, we cannot forget those who still need our assistance. Now, more than ever, Altair wants to be a source of hope and help to anyone facing difficult times. Through our partnership with Move For Hunger, we can."
Altair Global joined the Move For Hunger network in 2012 and became an official partner in 2016. Since joining the network, they have collected and delivered nearly 450,000 meals to communities in need.
In Texas, more than 3.7 million people experience food insecurity, and The North Texas Food Bank feeds nearly 700,000 hungry Texans. It’s thanks to the amazing people at Altair Global that more families will be able to spread cheer this holiday season.