Here is some coverage of our partnership with local non-profit Move For Hunger:
797 LBS OF FOOD COLLECTED IN LOCAL, OCEAN COUNTY FOOD DRIVE – At the conclusion of a collaborative, community food drive, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Zack Shore, REALTORS® obliterated its initial collection goal of 500 pounds.
With help from community members, local businesses such as Shore Fire Grille, and the local nonprofit Move For Hunger, 797 pounds of non-perishable goods was collected. According to Move for Hunger, 1.2 lbs. of food is equal to one meal, so a total of 664 meals were raised for those in need.
All donations were given to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Long Beach Township.
“Knowing that we are directly helping those in need in our community is a wonderful feeling,” says Seton McKeon, Broker Manager at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Zack Shore, REALTORS. “And partnering with other, local businesses and community members to make it happen is especially rewarding.”
In New Jersey, more than one of every 10 people lives with food insecurity, including one of every five children.
The following food drive images are available:
- Seton McKeon, Broker Manager at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Zack Shore, REALTORS® with family while putting together donation boxes (LINK)
- Donated goods packaged and ready to go to St. Francis of Assisi Parish (LINK)
- Some of the collected food, packaged and ready for St. Francis of Assisi Parish (LINK)
- A member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Zack Shore, REALTORS® team boxing donated food (LINK)
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Zack Shore, REALTORS®
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Zack Shore, REALTORS®, founded in 1925, operates offices in Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Manahawkin, Point Pleasant Beach, and Ship Bottom. Visit www.bhhsZackShore.com.
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES ZACK SHORE, REALTORS®
FIGHTS HUNGER IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Premiere Real Estate Office Partners With Non-Profit To Feed the Hungry
BEACH HAVEN, NEW JERSEY (January 11, 2016) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Zack Shore, REALTORS® is now an official partner of Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief organization that has supplied nearly 6 million pounds of food to local food banks throughout the country. More than 1 in 10 people currently live with food insecurity in New Jersey, including nearly 1 in 5 children. Recognizing the urgency of its neighbors’ needs, Zack Shore, REALTORS®, which offers full real estate services to buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties, has joined Move For Hunger to continue the fight against hunger and spread awareness of the growing need in New Jersey and across the United States.
“We are thrilled to have Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Zack Shore, REALTORS®, one of the real estate industry leaders, working with us to fight hunger,” says Max Lowy, director of Move For Hunger’s Real Estate Program. “Their enthusiastic support helps us serve the local community and deliver food to those who need it most.”
As a partner of Move For Hunger, Zack Shore, REALTORS® agents will provide hunger awareness materials to its clients, informing them of hunger in the community, and urging them to donate unwanted, non-perishable food items during their moving process that would otherwise be thrown-out. Community members can also drop-off non-perishable food items at any of the Zack Shore, REALTORS® offices.
“The statistics of how many people live with food insecurity in New Jersey alone are astonishing,” explains Seton McKeon, vice president at Zack Shore, REALTORS®. “Move For Hunger enables us to help our community and make a difference more than we could have ever hoped to.”
With more than 1,100,000 food insecure people in New Jersey, including nearly 375,000 children, it has never been more important to come together to help neighbors who are less fortunate. Through the support of partners like Zack Shore, REALTORS® Move For Hunger can continue to help the more than 49 million Americans struggling to find their next meal.
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. They work with companies across North America to collect unwanted, unopened food from people who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. To date, their network has collected nearly 6,000,000 pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit www.MoveForHunger.org,