Dallas donates over 4000 lbs of food from marathon for Move for Hunger

Crown Dallas happily supported Move for Hunger at the  Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Series Dallas 1/2 Marathon on Sunday, March, 23, 2014. Move for HungerThe event attracted thousands of runners, including Olympic medal winner Deena Kastor who broke two American masters’ records and won the women’s title.

Move for Hunger contacted Dallas to provide a truck to pick up unused items from the race, including pallets of water, power drinks, pretzels, power bars and perishable items, such as bananas and bagels.

­A pallet of fresh bananas and a pallet of fresh bagels had to be delivered before they spoiled, providing a challenge since most local food banks were closed on Sunday.

David Simmons, BDM, called around Dallas, determined to find a charity that was open and could accept the items on Sunday. The Stewpot in Dallas, said “Yes! Please bring them over.” Crown donated all the food to The Stewpot, which partners with the North Texas Food Bank. Crown supports both organizations and was happy both would benefit from the donation. The total: 4008 pounds! Move for Hunger presented Dallas with a “Hero” certificate for donating the equivalent of 3,340 meals.