Each month, Move For Hunger chooses a community that demonstrates commitment to the cause of hunger. This month, Bria Apartments in West Haven, Utah was awarded Community of the Month.
The Greystar property collected 886 pounds in just their first month of participation through move out donations alone! Properties normally collect food through one of our many food drives or they collect food when residents move out.
CORT, one of our best partners in the multi-family industry, helped transport the food to the Utah Food Bank. Their Salt Lake City location has already transported more food so far this year than all of last year.
“Team Bria felt like it was very important to give back to those in need and to bring our community together, our residents went above and beyond for meeting our goal to make sure those in need were taken care of,” said Laurent Wolff, a Community Manager. “Giving back is incredibly important especially right now because so many are facing hardships from Covid-19; job loss, shortened/cut hours, limited access to supplies, etc. Bria as a community felt like we could help by having each door donate as little as a can of food.”
We welcome Bria Apartments to our network, and they are not alone as multiple properties have joined us this year, and cannot wait to continue working with them. To fight against hunger we need all hands on deck. In Utah, the food insecurity rate is 11.1%, so about 1 in 10 people or 355,500 individuals face hunger.