Talk about starting off with a bang! We work with over 2,000 properties at Move For Hunger and normally it takes a couple of different events to hit the 1,000 lb milestone of food donated. Well, one food drive into their tenure, and Park Lane Village already blew past that which made them an easy choice for August Community of the Month.
The Greystar property is located in Farmington, Utah just on the north side of Salt Lake City. They joined Move For Hunger earlier this year and have already made an impact in their local community.
During a recent food drive, Park Lane Village collected 1,150 pounds of food. That’s good for more than 950 meals. They partnered with Mountain States Moving & Storage who assisted on the pickup.
Mountain States Moving & Storage has been busy recently. So far this year, they’ve collected 6,700 pounds of food with most of that (including this one) going to the Utah Food Bank. Since joining the Move For Hunger network in 2012, they’ve helped transport over 12,000 pounds of food - more than 10,000 meals.
The Utah Food Bank helps feed the more than 300,000 food insecure people in Beehive State including 1 in 8 kids. Food insecurity has been on the rise since COVID first hit in March of last year with many food banks reporting that traffic was up 50% with many people visiting food banks for the very first time.
It’s due to food drives like the one at Park Lane Village that will help chip away at the hunger crisis a little bit at a time. If you want to be part of our multi-family networking dedicated to ending hunger, click here.