CORT Collects Nearly 25,000 Pounds of Food with Move For Hunger in 2018
Monday, February 11, 2019 2:40 PM
Furniture Rental and Retail Company SupportsNational Nonprofit's Mission to Combat Food Insecurity
CHANTILLY, VA / ACCESSWIRE / February 11, 2019 / Through its partnership with Move For Hunger, CORT, the nation's leading provider of transition services, gathered and delivered close to 25,000 pounds of food in 2018, the equivalent of 20,000 meals.
Move For Hunger, a nonprofit that mobilizes the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger, currently partners with more than 1,000 moving companies, realtors, corporate housing providers, relocation management companies and apartment communities across the United States and Canada to collect and deliver food to local food banks.
Because many people throw out or leave behind food when they move, Move For Hunger teams up with companies across the country like CORT to pick up the unwanted, non-perishable food items and deliver it to local food banks. CORT has been a Move For Hunger partner since 2017 and has activated the program in 56 districts, including Boston, Chicago, Portland, Sacramento, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
''We are proud to have expanded our partnership with Move For Hunger this year across the CORT footprint and serve even more families and individuals facing food insecurity,'' said Lauren Castle, national accounts manager at CORT. ''This is such a great cause and something that everyone can get behind.''
Most recently, CORT employees in Orlando, San Diego, Cincinnati and Chantilly collected and delivered food donations as an effort to give back during the Thanksgiving holiday. Overall, their efforts resulted in more than 2,200 pounds of food, enough to provide 1,850 meals for families in need.
In September, the CORT Oregon team collected 50 pounds of food from the Commons at Dawson Creek Apartments and delivered it to Oregon Food Bank West. This made a huge difference in the local community as more than 500,000 people in Oregon are food insecure, including 1 in 5 children.
In Boston, the CORT network held a food drive in alignment with Shark Week, collecting 215 pounds of food that was delivered to The Greater Boston Food Bank.
''Reducing national food waste is our number one mission,'' said Adam Lowy, executive director, Move For Hunger. ''Companies like CORT, with a commitment to giving back and close ties to apartment communities on a national level, allow us to rescue even more non-perishable food items and provide food for families who are less-fortunate.''
If you would like to partner with Move For Hunger, please visit moveforhunger.org/get-involved/ for more information.
About Move For Hunger
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 13 million pounds of food. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.
CORT, a part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, is the nation's leading provider of transition services, including furniture rental for home and office, event furnishings, destination services, apartment locating, touring and other services. With more than 100 offices, showrooms and clearance centers across the United States, operations in the United Kingdom and partners in more than 80 countries around the world, no other furniture rental company can match CORT's breadth of services and companywide commitment to making a house a home, an office a great place to work and an event a memorable celebration. For more information, please visit www.cort.com.
Largemouth Communications (for CORT)