United Food Movement

Website: www.UnitedFoodMovement.org

About The Non-Profit and Cause: United Food Movement is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to end hunger and reduce waste. Specifically, their vision is to facilitate an efficient distribution system whereby local surplus food is rescued and redistributed free of charge to local families and facilities in need. If only 5% of the food thrown out every day was rescued and redistributed, not one American would go hungry. United Food Movement currently rescues around 250,000 pounds of food per year.

VWF’s Involvement: Loren Tirone of Venture West Funding is the founder and CEO of United Food Movement. Venture West Funding helped raise funds for United Food Movement’s "Bucks for Trucks Capital Campaign" in November 2013. All donations went towards the purchase of a refrigerated truck, which will allow them to rescue and redistribute even more food throughout Southern California. VWF is looking forward to contributing in future events held by United Food Movement and supporting this great cause.

Cycle for Survival

Website: www.CycleforSurvival.org

About The Non-Profit and Cause: Jennifer and David Linn co-founded Cycle for Survival in 2007 to raise crucial funds for rare cancer research. Cycle for Survival became an official Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center event in 2009. It has nearly doubled in size and fundraising totals each successive year, making it one of the fastest growing fundraising events in the world. Cycle for Survival has raised more than $140 million to date, directly funding clinical trials and research studies at MSKCC, and bringing new hope to countless lives touched by rare cancer worldwide.

VWF’s Involvement: Venture West Funding has sponsored a team for the South Bay Cycle for Survival event annually since 2014. VWF raises funds for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and participates in the 4 hour indoor cycling ride at the South Bay Equinox Fitness Club. 

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