Cortland properties host over 50 food drives, donating nearly 9,000 meals to food insecure communities

March 2, 2022

Good things come in small packages, but bigger is better when it comes to food donations! This past holiday season, 50 properties managed by Cortland hosted food drives across the United States to raise donations for food insecure families and individuals.

Throughout November and December, each property hosted their own food drive, collecting food donations from residents with a goal to put meals on the table for those in need. In total, the properties raised nearly 11,000 pounds, providing over 9,000 meals throughout the nation.

While we’re thankful for each effort from every property, a few really stood out from the crowd:

Cortland Delray Station Thanksgiving FD 2021.jpgCortland at the Village, located in Smyrna, Georgia, raised over 1,700lbs of food, equalling nearly 1,500 meals. Thanks to Davis Landscape for transporting the donations to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank!

Cortland Walker Ranch raised over 850lbs for food insecure communities in San Antonio, Texas. This provided more than 700 meals to the San Antonio Food Bank.

Cortland North Plano, also located in Texas, collected nearly 800lbs of donations, equalling over 650 meals for the North Texas Food Bank. Budd Van Lines - South Central Branch transported the donations.

Cortland has been an invaluable partner of Move For Hunger since 2021 and has over 200 properties as part of the Move For Hunger multifamily network. Since their partnership last year, Cortland properties have collected more than 14,000lbs of food, providing over 11,500 meals to food banks across the U.S.

We’d also like to extend a special thank you to the movers who volunteered to transport these donations - Hilldrup, CORT, Ward North American, agents for northAmerican Van LinesElite Relocation LLC., Miracle Movers Inc - Durham, Atlantic Relocation Systems, Davis Landscape, Budd Van Lines, and all of their branches that worked hard to ensure the meals made it to their destination.

In the United States, more than 42 million people are food insecure, with that number projected to climb to 50 million in 2022. Food insecure communities need our help now more than ever, and food drives are a super easy way to give back!

Interested in joining our mover or multifamily networks? We’d love to have you! Or, host a food drive!