Installations, activities, and fundraising events will be held throughout September
CHICAGO (August 17, 2022) — As part of its long and deep commitment to combating childhood hunger in the United States, ShopCore Properties will host a series of events during Hunger Action Month, including installations, activities, and fundraisers at its properties.
“One in six children experiences food insecurity in the United States. For all of us at ShopCore, this is unacceptable. We have a long-standing commitment to combating childhood hunger through our nonprofit CoreGiving, and our initiatives focus on serving the needs of the communities in which we operate,” said Rishika Mahtani, Director of Shopping Center Marketing for ShopCore Properties. “This year, we intend to bring this statistic to the forefront of our campaign, ‘One in Six’. A striking orange table with six chairs will be strategically placed in the common areas of our assets. The sixth chair will be white, showcasing a stark fact — that every sixth child experiences some form of food insecurity. It is near this activation where we will accept donations from the community at opportune times through the month of September. All nonperishable food items collected will be distributed to our local nonprofit partners.”
Food donations will be collected at these “Giving Tables” every Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the month. Each property has partnered with a local food bank or nonprofit which these donations will benefit.
Participating ShopCore centers include Downtown Palm Beach Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Encino Courtyard in Encino, California; Kedron Village in Peachtree City, Georgia; Northwood in Irvine, California; One Colorado in Pasadena, California; Park Village in Southlake, Texas; Plaza at Rockwall in Rockwall, Texas; The Point in Atlanta, Georgia; The Shops at La Jolla in La Jolla, California; The Shops at Skyview in Flushing, New York; Springbrook Prairie in Naperville, Illinois; Streets of Woodfield in Schaumburg, Illinois; West Broad Village in Glenn Allen, Virginia; Westgate Center in San Leandro, California and Westwood in Seattle, Washington.
Select centers also will host ticketed fundraisers, with 100% of proceeds benefiting local communities and CoreGiving. One Colorado will host A Magical Night to Fight Hunger, a $100 ticketed event. The ticket price includes a three-course meal and drinks, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting CoreGiving. In partnership with Palm Beach County Food Bank, Downtown Palm Beach Gardens will host Empty Bowls in the Gardens, wherein local restaurants will provide specialty soup. The $30 ticketed event invites the community to eat simply so that others can simply eat.
Other events include Feed the Plate craft activities for children which will help educate children about nutrition, hunger and food insecurity through hands on activities.
The events are a continuation of ShopCore’s long dedication to combating hunger in the U.S. In 2013, ShopCore founded CoreGiving, a charitable organization dedicated to battling childhood hunger. Now a 501(c)3 charity, CoreGiving is committed to hosting multiple annual programs that activate ShopCore and partner networks to inspire fundraising, raise awareness for how hunger affects U.S. children, and volunteer time to serve communities. CoreGiving has donated more than 14.5 million meals to those in need and raised more than $2.1 million so far in 2022. One hundred percent of all proceeds directly benefit food pantries around the country.
“The effects of childhood hunger can be lifelong. CoreGiving was founded to give children in need access to nutritious food to learn and grow, and at ShopCore are proud of what we and our sister companies have accomplished thus far, but also realize there is a long way to go,” Mahtani said. “We look forward to all of the events we’ve planned in September to raise awareness of this ongoing crisis and create a healthier, happier future for all of our communities.”
According to Feeding America, 1 in 6 (or 16 million) children in America struggle with hunger. These children may not know where their next meal is coming from and ultimately suffer from disadvantages in school and personal relationships, along with physical and cognitive development.
ShopCore Properties, in partnership with its sister companies April Housing, Beam Living, BioMed Realty, BRE Hotels & Resorts, Link Logistics, LivCor, Longview Senior Housing, Revantage and Simply Self Storage, has developed the “CoreGiving: Dollars Hours Meals” program which aims to fight hunger one DOLLAR, one HOUR and one MEAL at a time. CoreGiving Co. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Visit coregiving.org to learn more.
About ShopCore Properties
ShopCore, a Blackstone portfolio company, is a vertically integrated real estate company with internalized leasing, development, property management, legal, accounting, and asset management functions. Currently, ShopCore leases and manages more than 100 shopping centers, comprising nearly 20 million square feet across 18 states. For more information, visit shopcore.com.