We were in Portland on Thursday, September 12 for the first-ever Rose City Truck Pull, hosted by the Portland Relocation Council and presented by Chipman Relocation & Logistics. More than 200 people attended the event, which was held at Golden Valley Brewery, and helped us raise $28,040 to support our hunger relief and food rescue programs!
There are more than 510,000 people in Oregon who are food insecure, including 1 in 5 children. The leaders of the Portland Relocation Council, including the Chair of our Corporate Action Network, Tanya Mariottini, and Eric White of Chipman Relocation, are passionate about Move For Hunger’s mission to reduce food waste and fight hunger. They all did an incredible job of raising awareness about the issues and inspiring others to sign up for the Truck Pull to support the cause.
A total of 13 teams put themselves to the test and the competition had everyone on the edge of their seats! The team from Suddath Relocation seemed like a heavy favorite heading into the event, but it ended up being a lot closer than anyone expected! Although Suddath did walk away with the gold medal, they only bested the runner-up by .06 of a second!
The competition for best team name was just as close as the truck pull times, with hysterical handles like ‘I Pull Big Trucks & I Cannot Lie’, ‘Just Pull It’, and ‘The Suite Sounds of Victory,’ among others. All of the participants were treated to Nike store passes as a small thank you for for their generosity.
Although Move For Hunger has provided more than 12.7 million meals to people facing hunger since 2009, we can’t continue organize food drives, coordinate food rescues, or expand our network without the support we receive from our partners and individuals donors.
THANK YOU to all of our sponsors and to the teams who pulled together to support our mission: Chipman Relocation & Logistics, Portland Relocation Council, Golden Valley Brewery, SuiteAmerica, Cartus, CarsArrive, Express Furniture Rental, Relocity, AFR Furniture Rental, U.S. Bank, Suddath, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Newland Chase, TIAA Bank, KPMG, Graebel Companies, Wells Fargo, Windermere Real Estate & Windermere Relocation & Referral Services, Shyft Moving, Hasson Company Realtors, Dwellworks, Aires, Ace Relocation Systems, and Organizers Northwest.
We hope everyone who attended had as much fun as we did. Thank you again for helping us fight hunger in Oregon and all across the United States!