While fighting hunger usually means collecting food, sometimes it can take the form of a physical group activity. That's why we were so excited for Hall Lane Moving & Storage's first-ever Long Island Truck Pull at the Great South Bay Brewery on September 23. Twenty teams, including the champions, Team Big Country, competed in this event and raised close to $11,000 to support our programs!
Never heard of a truck pull before? It involves teams of 5-10 that are tasked with pulling a moving truck 100 feet. Whichever team crosses the finish lines in the fastest time wins! Keep in mind that these trucks way upwards of 14,000 lbs. This is no easy feat, but it's outrageously fun and for a great cause.
We are so grateful for the support from Transervice, Brian Ahern Agency, and Allstate for sponsoring this event and to Great South Bay Brewery for being so accommodating and helpful throughout it. A special thank you as well to Rachel Alvar and Nancy Jones from Hall Lane Moving Storage for really going above and beyond to make this event a success! Their efforts are much appreciated and the turnout was astounding.
A huge thank you to Hall Lane Moving & Storage for hosting this event and being one of our most valued members! Since joining our network in 2010, they have collected more than 33,000 lbs. of food, providing more than 25,000 meals to families in need! Their dedication to the fight against hunger is truly inspiring! The event raises awareness of food insecurity and makes a big difference for many families who need help. We can not wait to see what next year has in store!
There are nearly 150,000 people who are food insecure on Long Island, including 1 in 8 children. We are fortunate to have incredible partners across the country who help make events like this a reality. If you’re interested in holding a fundraiser for Move For Hunger in your city, please let us know!