Successful Annual Thousand Pound Challenge Food DriveJuly 12, 2013 | 11:46 am |
Real Estate Office Partners and Movers Team Up For Massive Food Drive
In May and June, Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (PPSIR) teamed up with Move For Hunger to hold the 1st Annual Thousand Pound Food Drive Challenge. Hunger is a big problem, and if you’re going to take it on, you have to think big. That’s why PPSIR went all in and enlisted each and every one of its 11 North Jersey offices in the inaugural company-wide food drive. The goal: donate 1,000 pounds of food. Each of the offices collected non-perishable food items from friends, colleagues, clients and family members to boost the food supply of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and the Center For Food Action from May 15th-June 30th.
After six weeks of collecting non-perishables from employees and community members, PPSIR smashed its original goal by collecting
3,421 lbs of food
That’s what we love to see at Move For Hunger: PPSIR met its goal early, but instead of patting themselves on the back and calling it a day, the company redoubled its efforts and worked even harder to make the greatest possible impact in the lives of New Jersey’s 1 million hungry residents, 400,000 of whom are children. The collected food was delivered to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, which feeds over 900,000 hungry people in 18 New Jersey counties and distributes 40 million pounds of food to more than 1000 non-profit programs, and also to the Center For Food Action which provides emergency food, homelessness prevention, and utility assistance to tens of thousands of residents in Northern Jersey.
PPSIR’s above-and-beyond effort couldn’t have come at a better time. During the summer, food banks struggle to meet the increased demand that results when hungry children no longer have access to reduced-price lunches at school. Thanks to Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, nearly 3,000 hungry New Jersey children can enjoy a delicious, much-needed meal.
Of course, none of this would have been possible without the support of Harrington Moving & Storage, Ridgewood Moving Services – Agent for Bekins Van Lines, and All Season Movers, Inc. – Agent for Atlas Van Lines, who generously donated their time and resources to transport the food from all 11 offices to the food banks.