Did you know one in eight Americans are food insecure? Hunger is a huge problem in the United States, but it’s not always easy to see. In a country known for its wealth and prosperity, 42 million Americans struggle to find their next meal.
To reduce food insecurity, CORT is proud to partner with Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger.
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 community members 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 pounds of food.
“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.”
Founded in 2009, Move For Hunger connects with organizations within the relocation industry to provide boxes and supplies to property management companies and facilitates the means to get the food to local food banks, playing an integral role in hunger relief at the grassroots level.
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.