One of the services Move For Hunger provides in collaboration with our moving companies is rescuing foods from large events, such as races and marathons. Typically, after a marathon, there is plenty of food and water that can be rescued and donated to a local food bank.
On October 22, our friends at Suddath Relocation Systems of Washington, D.C., volunteered to rescue any unused food/drinks from The Marine Corp Marathon, one of the most popular and highly-attended races in the country.
Food waste is a BIG problem. Forty-percent of food grown, processed and transported in the United States every year is wasted. This was a great opportunity to rescue any leftover food and prevent waste.
Suddath Relocations Systems loaded up their truck after the marathon with 1,600 pounds of ripe bananas, which were donated to Bowie Interfaith Pantry.
Fresh produce is vital to a healthy diet, therefore it is imperative to have plenty of fruits and vegetables available in food pantries. Often times, food pantries do not have enough produce to distribute because most people are encouraged to donate non-perishable items. Although the shelf life for bananas is short, the impact that this large donation will have on families is not.
Thank you to the team Suddath Relocation Systems for rescuing so much nutritious food and getting it to your neighbors in need!