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September 27, 2021
CoreGiving expects to provides volunteer hours to U.S. food banks

International Market Centers (IMC) employees in Atlanta, Las Vegas and High Point, North Carolina, were proud to participate in CoreGiving Day, a nationwide volunteer effort to fight food insecurity hosted by Blackstone and 11 of its portfolio companies, on Sep. 23. CoreGiving was launched in 2016 and has donated more than 10,000,000 meals in an effort to fight child hunger.

Las Vegas Market CoreGiving Day participants
Las Vegas Market CoreGiving Day participants

More than 80 employees from IMC’s three campus locations volunteered to sort and pack donations for local food banks. AmericasMart Atlanta employees worked at Hands on Atlanta, World Market Center Las Vegas staff assisted at 3 Square Food Bank; and in High Point-based staff helped at Food Pantry of West End Ministries.

“Food insecurity is one of the most pressing challenges we face today—one out of every six children in the U.S. is going hungry,” said Luke Petherbridge, chairman and co-founder of CoreGiving and chief executive officer of Link Logistics. “COVID-19 has only increased this critical need, making it more important than ever that we come together in the fight to reduce hunger.”

Atlanta Market CoreGiving Day participants
Atlanta Market CoreGiving Day participants

CoreGiving Day Details

CoreGiving Day connects employees to local food bank partners. Roughly 1,100 volunteers will be participating at more than 20 locations across the country. In addition to the day of volunteering, CoreGiving will be presenting 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.

High Point Market CoreGiving Day participants

“Our mission is to ensure children have access to the food they need for a better, healthier tomorrow,” Petherbridge said. “I am thrilled to introduce our first ever CoreGiving Day—a dedicated day of service that allows our companies to give back to the communities in which they operate. Our organization has raised funds from more than 540 donors to help families in need, and we already reached our goal for this year of providing 7.5 million meals.”

In 2020, CoreGiving contributed to 27 food banks throughout the U.S. 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.

To donate to CoreGiving or find more information on the organization, please visit www.coregiving.org.

About CoreGiving

CoreGiving is a 501c3 organization that was founded in 2016 to fight child hunger across the United States. CoreGiving has grown into a collaborative partnership made up of Blackstone portfolio companies including: Beam Living (New York, NY), BioMed Realty (San Diego, CA), BRE Hotels & Resorts (New York, NY), Link Logistics (New York, NY), LivCor (Chicago, IL), Longview Senior Housing Advisors (Tampa, FL), Revantage (Chicago, IL), ShopCore Properties (Chicago, IL) and Simply Self Storage (Orlando, FL), that have joined forces to address food insecurity.


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