AVE announced its partnership with Move For Hunger in September in honor of Hunger Action Month.
To kickoff the new partnership and to recognize Hunger Action Month, 18 AVE team members competed in Move For Hunger’s 2nd Annual Jersey Shore Truck Pull. Teams pulled a 26-foot truck, tug-of-war style, in three heats to raise money to fight hunger.
AVE also hosted Resident Food Drive Parties at each of its six communities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, offering residents an evening of good fun for a good cause. Team members organized events featuring food trucks, live entertainment, and retailers, asking residents to donate non-perishable food items to be delivered to food banks in their communities.
Just shy of 1,000 pounds were donated to the Salvation Army of West Chester, PA and Community FoodBank of New Jersey, which will feed more than 830 people. Supplies and transportation were generously donated by Crown Relocations – NY and Two Men and A Truck of Greater Philadelphia.
“I am so proud of our team members and residents. Because of their spirit and generosity, Move For Hunger can continue its mission to combat hunger statistics in our communities,” says Lea Anne Welsh, COO of Korman Communities and President of its AVE brand. “I am also proud of our new partners Move For Hunger and all they do for those in our communities who need it most.”
“We are thrilled to have the team at AVE working with us to fight hunger,” says Adam Lowy, executive director of Move For Hunger. “With over 1.1 million people in New Jersey alone that need help putting food on the table, their enthusiastic support helps us serve local communities and deliver food to those who need it most.”