In January, Kaiserman property, Rittenhouse Claridge Apartments, collected a total of 395 pounds of food during their Resolve to Fight Hunger food drive. This successful food drive started off the new year by providing 329 meals to those in need, with the help of their transportation partner CORT Philadelphia! Their hard work has earned them our award of January’s Community Of the Month!
Rittenhouse Claridge Apartments in Philadelphia joined our Multi-Family Program in October of 2019. When asked why Rittenhouse Claridge originally partnered with Move for Hunger, Community Manager Anthony Nowicki says, “Partnering with Move for Hunger was a no brainer for us. When some of our residents moved out, we often found that they left behind some perishable food items. We thought, rather than toss it in the trash, why not donate it to someone in need; it’s a win-win!”
Our Multi-Family program is so grateful to have such amazing partners like Rittenhouse Claridge Apartments that help us feed more people. Despite COVID-19, our partners are continuing to rescue food. “Many Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and we understand this has become significantly more difficult with millions out of work due to the ongoing pandemic. If we can help in just the slightest way, by putting a little extra food on the table for families and children in need, we’re always happy to do so,” Nowicki said. “A special thanks in particular to all of our Rittenhouse Claridge residents and staff who donated perishable items over the holiday season to those in need. They were a huge part of our donations!”
In Philadelphia, 16.3% of the population are currently facing food insecurity. Anthony Nowicki wants to use Rittenhouse Claridge’s mission statement and resources to continue to help reduce this number. “We believe in showing by doing; charity and local programs are at the heart of our company mission, vision, and core values. As a family-owned business, we know first-hand how impactful every individual can be to each other, and how important resource sharing & conservation is to our community.”