Every month, Move For Hunger chooses a community that displays a huge dedication to end hunger. This month, J Sol, located in Arlington, Virginia, was awarded Community of the Month!
In February, the Jefferson Apartment Group property collected more than 900lbs of donations from a combination from their food drive efforts. These donations are enough to feed more than 750 food insecure individuals in the Virginia area.
“When Jefferson Apartment Group initially partnered with Move For Hunger in 2019, it was part of our Service Committee initiative, which is directly related to our core principles,” said Julie Contos, Director of Marketing at Jefferson Apartment Group.
“What we have found over the years is that in addition to benefiting local food banks and people who live in the neighborhoods where our communities are located, the food drives also create a fun bond for the team to reach their goal. By partnering with Move For Hunger, our residents also appreciate the opportunity to donate and feel good about contributing to the local community,” Julie Contos continued.
Thanks to CORT Washington D.C. for transporting the donations to the Arlington Food Assistance Center! CORT is one of our best partners, and their Washington D.C. location has helped transport nearly 40,000lbs of donations since joining our network, providing over 33,000 meals to food insecure individuals.
Thanks to J Sol and CORT for helping us fight hunger! We’re thankful for every effort towards ending hunger, since more than 42 million people in America are food insecure, with nearly 800,000 individuals in Virginia alone unsure where their next meal will come from.