Dircks Saves Nearly 4,000 lbs. of Food at the Tempe Triathlon

Dircks Saves Nearly 4,000 lbs. of Food at the Tempe Triathlon

TempeTriathalonFoodPickUp2019 2 E1569592875466For the third year in a row, the team at Dircks Moving & Logistics rescued nearly 4,000 pounds of leftover food and beverages from the Tempe Triathlon!

Athletes competing in endurance events like the Tempe Triathlon are provided with snacks and sports drinks when they cross the finish line. Organizers of these events tend to order much more than they can give out to participants, and much of what doesn’t get used ends us being thrown in the trash. That’s where the Dircks team and our friends at Move for Hunger come in!

Earlier this month, Dircks was able to rescue nearly 3,800 pounds of bananas, pretzels, Gatorade, and water from the race at Tempe Beach Park and deliver it to Andre’s House of Hospitality, a local food bank and homeless shelter in Phoenix. Dircks has participated in this event for the past three years, and has rescued more than 13,500 pounds of food and drink from this event alone!

Maricopa County has one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the US, with more than 571,000 people being food insecure, including 1 in 5 children. Since becoming a Move for Hunger partner, Dircks has recovered nearly 7 tons of food!

Learn more about Move for Hunger.

Learn more about Andre House.