College Students Donate Nearly 10,000 LBS. of Food During Move Out

September 26, 2019 | 2:33pm

Residents at 91 student living properties across the United States donated their food when they moved out this summer. As a result, more than 9,000 lbs. of food was rescued and delivered to their community food banks, courtesy of CORT and our local moving partners.

RepointBatonRougeFoodCollectionJuly2019.jpgMove For Hunger provided Scion Group, Pierce Education Properties, SG Fusion Living, and Greystar with paper bags to distribute to their participating student living properties. When students moved out in July and August, they simply had to fill a bag with any unopened, non-perishable food that they wanted to donate and drop it off at their property’s management office. This simple request yieled enough food to provide more than 8,000 meals!

Properties from the Scion Group collected the most with almost 6,000 lbs. of food from over 48 housing communities. The Lodge at RIT collected the most with 553 lbs., and our partners at Corrigan Moving Systems of Rochester, generously transported to donations the local food bank.

Greystar properties collected more than 2,500 lbs. of food. The Roosevelt Point location collected the most with 287 lbs., which CORT of Phoenix delivered to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank.

Pierce Education Properties collected nearly 1,700 lbs. of food, with The Connection donating almost 300 lbs., alone. CORT of Houston happily transported 250 meals to food banks in the area.

UHCentralFlorida-StudentLivingPickUpCortOrlando-JessicaRagsdale.JPGThe Lodges at Glenwood, an SG Fusion Living property, collected 200 lbs. of food, which CORT of Salt Lake City transported to the Utah Food Bank. 

We would also like to thank all of our moving partners who volunteered to assist with the transportation during this effort: Ace Worldwide of Cudahy, Greater Austin Moving, Herren Moving & Storage, Daniel’s Moving, DMS Moving Systems of Bessemer, Royal Hawaiian Movers, Gentle Giant  of D.C., Little Guys Movers of Wilmington, Lytle’s Transfer & Storage, Beltmann Relocation of Minneapolis, S&M Moving Systems, and Colonial Van & Storage.

More than 40 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, are facing food insecurity. Many thanks to the Scion Group, Greystar, Pierce Education Properties, SGFusion Living for providing your residentswith the opportunity to do some good before they go! 

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