Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (PPSIR) hosted their 5th annual food drive from October 1-November 30. Eleven offices throughout northern New Jersey collected non-perishable food items, such as rice, pasta, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned soups, and canned fruits/vegetables, to help fight hunger in the communities they serve during the holiday season.
More than 2,200 lbs. of food was collected this year, which is the equivalent of 1,800 meals! Since 2013, PPSIR's offices have combined to collect more than 70,000 lbs. of food -- 58,000 meals -- for their neighbors in need.
“This food drive is a company favorite and year after year the enthusiasm our team shows is truly inspiring,” says Charles Oppler, COO and co-Owner of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. “We hope our small acts of kindness make a big impact on families who need it most this holiday season.”
Three moving companies volunteered to help make this year's food drive possible. Donations from the Alpine, Edgewater, Englewood Cliffs, Hoboken, and Tenafly offices were delivered to Community FoodBank of New Jersey, courtesy of All Season Movers, an Atlas agent. Donations from the Montclair, Short Hills, and Westfield offices were also delivered to Community FoodBank of New Jersey, courtesy of Main Street Movers, a Bekins agent. Donations from the Franklin Lakes, Ridgewood, and Saddle River offices were delivered to Center For Food Action, courtesy of Ridgewood Moving Services, a Bekins agent.
More than 1 million people, including 1 in 7 children, in New Jersey face hunger. Thank you to everyone at PPSIR, All Season Movers, Main Street Movers, and Ridgewood Moving Services for helping to make this food drive a success again this year!