CoreGiving concludes a successful CoreGiving day
AmericasMart Atlanta employees worked at Hands on Atlanta.
CoreGiving hosted its first annual CoreGiving Day on September 23, 2021. Blackstone and 11 of its real estate holding companies, including International Market Centers, have joined food banks across the country to provide meals for those in need. AmericasMart Atlanta employees worked in Hands on Atlanta; World Market Center Las Vegas staff assisted at 3 Square Food Bank; and at High Point, staff assisted with Food Pantry of West End Ministries.
“Food insecurity is one of the most pressing challenges we face today – one in six children in the United States goes hungry,” said Luke Petherbridge, president and co-founder of CoreGiving and CEO by Link Logistics. “COVID-19 has only increased this critical need, which makes it more important than ever that we come together to fight hunger. “
CoreGiving was launched in 2016 and has donated over 10,000,000 meals to help fight child hunger. CoreGiving Day connects employees with local food bank partners. About 1,100 volunteers participated in more than 20 locations across the country. In addition to the volunteer day, CoreGiving presented donations to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando, the Food Bank for NYC, the Share Food Bank in Philadelphia, and the San Diego Food Bank.
“Our mission is to ensure that children have access to the food they need for a better, healthier future,” said Petherbridge. “I am delighted to present our very first CoreGiving Day, a service day that enables our businesses to give back to the communities in which they operate. Our organization has raised funds from over 540 donors to help families in need, and we have already reached our goal for this year of providing 7.5 million meals.
In 2020, CoreGiving contributed to 27 food banks in the United States and partnered with more than 400 donors, providing 4.1 million meals to hungry children in 15 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Donate to CoreGiving or find more information about the organization here.