In 2008 through 2012, Gary Williams, Jr. was a student and football player at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Enjoying football games with the family created some of the best memories and tailgating was a fantastic way to enjoy time with football friends. When the game was over, and the tents came down, there was often extra food. Gary and his mom, Therese, would load up the car with the extra food and deliver it to a local food pantry. The ability to help others in the community seemed like an important part of the weekend. This was the unofficial start of Tailgates Tackle Hunger.
- Beginning in 2014, Therese and her team at Pinnacle Group began holding a food drive, the week prior to Thanksgiving in their office complex (5 buildings) and donated food to Project HOME, an organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that provides services to the homeless and poor in the community.
- Tailgates Tackle Hunger officially became a non-profit October 2015 receiving its 501 c(3) classification.
- Since then over 3,000 pounds of food has been collected and donated/re-purposed to those in need. Helping to feed approximately 2,638 within our communities of Philadelphia and Montgomery County.