AvalonBay Communities and CORT Help Fight Hunger in BostonFebruary 5, 2019 | 4:03 pm |
Three dozen AvalonBay Communities properties in the greater Boston area recently joined our network to help us reduce food waste and fight hunger in the region.
As a member of our Multi-Family apartment program, the participating AvalonBay Communities now encourage all of their residents to donate their non-perishable food when they move. Property managers at each building provide the residents with a collection bag, which they fill with any items they’d like to donate and leave it in the unit before they go. Our partners from CORT then volunteer pick up the bags and deliver them to the local food bank.
In December, however, AvalonBay Communities and CORT worked together to provide their community with some additional support during the holiday season. AvalonBay’s property managers held a food drive in conjunction with their quarterly meeting and collected more than 1,000 lbs. of food. That’s enough to provide 830 meals! CORT loaded it all onto one of their trucks and transported it to the Greater Boston Food Bank.
More than 463,000 people, including 1 in 9 children, in Massachusetts are food insecure. Thank you to AvalonBay Communities and CORT for lending a hand to your neighbors in need!
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