How can a Food Drive Competition Help Build Community?
THS National is a general contractor, we work to improve properties across many regions of the United States. But when we renovate and revamp a place, we ask ourselves how does our service reflect and affect the community? Our initiative is to extend our impact in the communities we serve, in which we live, and in communities we haven’t worked with yet. Knowing that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating economic impact and increased the need for emergency services nationwide, we at THS asked ourselves “what can we do to help?” With more than 37 million Americans facing food insecurity before the pandemic and the number estimated to increase, we are committed to helping our communities have their fundamental access to food.
THS has partnered with Move for Hunger to hold our first THS Grub Drop food drive across multiple apartment communities in the Southeast. We are working together to spread awareness of the growing issue of hunger, to help secure food for people and families struggling in our communities, and to provide a platform for those unaffected to make an impact themselves.
Move for Hunger has created a sustainable system for reducing food waste and fighting hunger by partnering with leaders among apartments to source excess non-perishable food items into the leasing office and donate them to local food banks. All, in a way that does not require change to the normal operations of managing an apartment community. During a time of constant change and adjustment in the workplace, the method that Move For Hunger uses in it’s operations makes them the ideal partner for apartment complexes looking to aid in their mission.
We have great hope in the people charged with management communities across the Southeast. Managers and leasing staff hold a huge potential in rallying their residents to make a positive impact on their local community. Together, our goal is to raise 10,000 pounds of food and put it directly into the hands of families who need it most!
If you would like to get involved or for more information, go to moveforhunger.org/grub-drop.