Darby Properties Holds Back to School Raffle

September 9, 2019 | 11:45 am | Written by

Our friends from Darby Properties held a Back to School Raffle to help support our hunger relief and food recovery programs!

From July 26-August 18, residents at 10 Darby Properties communities in South Carolina were asked to make a donation to Move For Hunger for a chance to win a back to school shopping spree at Target. A grand total of $130 was donated, which will provide us with the resources we need to organize 5 food drives this fall! George Thompson and his fiance, Julie, were the lucky winners of the Target gift card!

Darby Development Company is a member of our Multi-Family Program. When residents at the participating properties move out, they are given the opportunity to donate any non-perishable food they don’t want to take with them. One of our local transportation partners volunteers to pick up all of the donations and delivers them to the food bank.

As this raffle proves, however, their support extends even beyond collecting food during the move-out process! This was actually the second fundraiser Darby Properties hosted in 2019. In May, they raised $760 by raffling off a 50” HD-TV! And last September, all 10 properties held Back to School Food Drives to help fill lunchboxes for food insecure students in their community.

Nearly 680,000 people, including 1 in 6 children, in South Carolina face hunger each day. Thank you so much to Darby Development Company and their residents for continuing to support our mission to reduce food waste & fight hunger!

September is Hunger Action Month – learn how you can get involved!

About Move For Hunger

More than 41 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with food insecurity each day. Hunger exists in every state, county, and congressional district in the United States.

Move For Hunger has collected nearly 9 million pounds of food thanks, in large part, to ordinary people like you who recognized the urgency of the problem and decided to take action. We need your support to continue providing meals for our neighbors in need.

We have delivered more than

14,460,092
pounds

of food to food banks across United States & Canada.

These food donations account for more than

12,050,077
meals

for people in need.