Press Release | Move For Hunger and CORT Announce PartnershipMay 30, 2018 | 12:56 pm |
CHANTILLY, Va. (May 30, 2018) – CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company and the nation’s leading provider of transition services, announced today that it is partnering with Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger. To date, the non-profit’s network of relocation professionals has collected and delivered more than 10.5 million pounds of food – providing more than 8.5 million meals – to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada.
People throw away a lot of “stuff” when they move, including perfectly good food. CORT will now provide residents at multi-family communities across the country with the opportunity to donate their unopened, non-perishable food items when they move out. The service is free to residents and turns every move into an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors in need, simply by sharing what they can spare on moving day.
“Through a pilot program in select markets over the past year, CORT has already rescued and delivered more than 10,500 lbs. of food,” explains Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. “Our partnership with CORT will allow us to expand this program nationwide and help provide thousands of meals to people who are struggling with food insecurity.”
“This is a natural alliance for CORT, as we have the resources already in place, with team members visiting property management companies on a regular basis and trucks to deliver the food we collect,” said Paula Newell, Executive Vice President at CORT. “It’s the right thing to do and a cause that everyone can get behind.”
One in 8 Americans are food insecure, including more than 13 million children. Through the support of partners like CORT, Move For Hunger can continue to help the 42 million Americans who are struggling to find their next meal.
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 10.5 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 Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Company, 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.
Dan Beam, Move For Hunger | [email protected] | (732) 774-0521 x 109
Jami Sowers, Largemouth Communications | [email protected] | (919) 459-6463