Throughout April, four Westover Companies properties in Pennsylvania and Delaware hosted Earth Day Food Drives to collect donations for local communities in need. Collaboratively, the properties collected over 2,500lbs of donations, providing 2,150 meals to food insecure families and individuals.
Lafayette at Valley Forge, located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, collected the most donations at 1,040lbs, providing over 860 meals to the Food Bank of South Jersey. Thanks to CORT - Philadelphia for transporting the donations!. The Lafayette at Valley Forge’s efforts this year also awarded them as July’s Community of the Month by donating over 1,500 meals in 2022 so far!
“Having seen the amount of food waste in the apartment industry first-hand, we appreciate an outlet for good that Move For Hunger provides to both prevent food waste and help out those who need it," said Devin McCullough, Property Manager at The Lafayette at Valley Forge.
In second place was Rosetree Crossing, located in Media, Pennsylvania. During their Earth Day Food Drive, the property collected nearly 625lbs of donations, providing 520 meals to the Food Bank of South Jersey. Cort - Philadelphia also aided in the transportation of these donations.
The Governor Mifflin property, located in Reading, Pennsylvania, was a close contender for second place, collecting over 580lbs of food donations. This provides nearly 500 meals to those in need in Pennsylvania. Thanks to Bekins Transfer & Storage - Pottstown for transporting the donations to Helping Harvest Food Pantry!
Greenville on 141, located in Wilmington, Delaware, collected nearly 330lbs of donations during their Earth Day Food Drive, providing over 270 meals to the Food Bank of Delaware. Thanks to Hopkins & Sons, Inc. for transporting the donations!
Thanks so much to everyone who donated, to the properties who participated, and to the moving agents who volunteered to transport these donations. Every donation counts, considering in Pennsylvania, over 1.1 million people are considered food insecure, and in Delaware over 93,000 people don’t know where their next meal will come from.
If you’d like to become part of the Move For Hunger network, click here to join! If you’re interested in joining the fight against hunger, you can start today by signing up to host a food drive or fundraiser!