According to Feeding America, “A child’s chance for a bright tomorrow starts with getting enough healthy food to eat today. In America, 1 in 6 children may not know where they will get their next meal.”
We have created CoreGiving, a non-profit, that is dedicated to our Dollars, Hours, Pounds program which is committed to reducing childhood hunger in the communities our shopping centers serve. Each year, we have committed to donating $1,000 per property, eight hours per employee of volunteer work and collecting 100,000 pounds of food.
Since January 2017, our collective work has provided over 1 million meals to those in need.
We continually evaluate our portfolio, searching for opportunities that will improve our operational efficiency, reduce our environmental footprint, and benefit the community.
For example, induction lighting installed at Columbus Crossing reduced annual carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 220,278 pounds; the equivalent of adding 28 acres of forest.