Why Close Your Food Run?

Hello Community Plates!

Next to an actual food run, closing your run in GoRescue, may be the most important thing you can do in your own fight against hunger. “Why?” you ask? Let me share with you a few of the very good reasons this makes sense.

The valuable information you provide allows your fellow runners to assess a run like you do: is my car big enough? How much food did I actually pick up? Do I know exactly where to go? Who do I talk to? How long does it actually take? Etc.

Your numbers help us provide tax credit for donors, help our partners show impact on their communities and their budgets, and by quantifying the amount of food that we transfer we can provide solid measurement of Community Plates’ impact to funders.

Your input helps site directors determine if we are properly addressing the needs of the community and where we can improve. Are we picking up the right type and quality of food? The right quantity? Etc.

Who knew such a seemingly small thing could be such a big deal?

Thanks for all you do!

Melissa Spiesman
National Site Director