Food Rescue US has been named an Official Charity Partner for the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, November 5. Food Rescue US will be among more than 550 official charity partners providing thousands of runners the opportunity to run in the world’s biggest and boldest marathon.
The TCS New York City Marathon is one of the city’s most anticipated and iconic annual sporting events, attracting runners and spectators of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities from around the world. More than 50,000 runners are expected this year after the race returned to full capacity last year.
Food Rescue US is a national nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger and food waste throughout the U.S. Since its inception in 2011, the organization has provided over 113 million meals to food insecure individuals and kept 143 million pounds of excess food out of landfills. Food Rescue US currently has 42 locations in 24 States and the District of Columbia.
“Food Rescue US is proud to be an official charity partner of The TCS New York City Marathon,” said Carol Shattuck, Chief Executive Officer, Food Rescue US. “This partnership allows individuals the opportunity to run on behalf of Food Rescue US, ensuring excess food is provided to those who need it most while reducing the harmful impacts of food waste on our environment.”
“The TCS New York City Marathon is one of the most exciting days of the year and thanks to our incredible charity partners it is also one of the most impactful and purposeful sporting events in the world,” said Christine Burke, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, NYRR.
“New York Road Runners is proud to support the Food Rescue US team and the incredible impact they have made to their communities as they raise important funds to benefit ending hunger and food waste throughout the United States.” The NYRR Official Charity Partner Program offers an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to raise funds to support their missions and services. Participating charities can offer guaranteed entry to runners who fundraise on their behalf.
Since its inception in 2006, the TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program has raised more than $460 million for more than 1,000 worthy nonprofit organizations across the globe. Prior to the start of the official program, the New York City Marathon had served as an outlet for individual philanthropic runners since the 1980s.