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Unleashing the Holiday Spirit: Altair Hosts 4th Annual Grinch Food Drive

December 18, 2023

The spirit of giving was in the air, and not even the Grinch could steal it! Altair Global, in partnership with the Renegades Soccer Club teams and Move For Hunger, hosted its 4th Annual Grinch Food Drive and Fundraiser

This Grinch-themed food drive has become a holiday tradition for Altair and the local community of Frisco, Texas. The Fill-A-Truck food drive encourages community members and Altair employees to make food or financial donations. This year’s event collected more than 10,000 lbs of non-perishable donations and raised over $11,000 in financial donations, providing more than 37,000 meals for local food insecure communities. 

In this impressive initiative, Altair didn't work alone. Over 100 Renegades Soccer Teams participated in the food drive and fundraiser, showing how teamwork can extend beyond the soccer field. Nelson Westerberg also played a crucial role, providing the trailer and delivering the food to the North Texas Food Bank. Indeed, it took a village (or in this case, a Whoville) to make such an enormous impact.

The event wasn't just about collecting food donations. The event provided an immersive "Whoville" experience for adults and children alike. It was an occasion not just to give, but to come together as a community, to enjoy the holiday spirit, and to remember that giving is what the season is all about.

Seeing an entire community come together to fight hunger was awe-inspiring. Altair Global goes above and beyond year after year - we couldn’t be prouder to have them as a partner.
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Adam Lowy, Founder and Executive Director of Move For Hunger

As we look back at the holiday season, we remembered the real lesson of the Grinch: 

"Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!"

And in the spirit of giving a little bit more, the community came together to support the 4th Annual Altair Grinch Food Drive. After all, nothing said 'holiday cheer' like a community coming together to make a difference.

Altair Global became a Move For Hunger partner in 2016, but has been actively participating with Move For Hunger since 2012. Since joining the Move For Hunger network, together with their suppliers, they have collected and delivered more than 5.7 million pounds of food across the U.S. and Canada. 

In Texas, more than 4 million people experience food insecurity, and The North Texas Food Bank feeds nearly 640,000 hungry Texans. It’s thanks to the amazing people at Altair Global that more families will be able to spread cheer this holiday season. 

Want to get involved in Move For Hunger? Host your own food drive or learn more about becoming a partner