The Long Realty Cares Foundation is supporting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona with agent and staff volunteers. This is in addition to the monthly monetary donation the Foundation has already committed to giving the local food bank every month in 2009.
The volunteer efforts are being organized to sort food collected from the Community Food Bank’s largest annual food drive, the “US Post Office Letter Carriers’ Food Drive,” which takes place on May 9. Last year more than 334,000 pounds of food were collected in just one day as a result of this food drive.
To help distribute the food brought in from this major effort, Long Realty Cares Foundation is rallying 60 Long Realty real estate agents and staff members to volunteer their time on May 21, 22, 28 and June 5.
“We all need to reach out and assist those in need, especially during this time of hardship. Volunteering at the Community Food Bank helps put food into the hands of the hungry,” said Long Realty Cares Foundation President Susan Barry.
The Long Realty Cares Foundation’s core mission is to offer the promise of hope to those in need, and is committed to serving the needs of the communities in which we work and live. This year, fulfilling those in need of “sustenance” is the chosen direction the Foundation will focus on in 2009, and the Community Food Bank is a perfect recipient for achieving this goal.
For more details about the Long Realty Cares Foundation and its 2009 Community Food Bank commitment, please contact Foundation Administrator, Michelle Salvagio at 520-918-3757.