Tower Companies Hosts Food Drive to Feed the Hungry in Partnership with Manna Food Center

Jun 03, 2010, 12:22 ET from The Tower Companies

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ROCKVILLE, Md., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tower Companies conducted a charitable voluntary food drive over the last two weeks to benefit Manna Food Center. The campaign, which collected donations at three of Tower's DC office properties and at The Blairs, reaped five oversized bins overflowing with donated canned goods and other non-perishables.

"For more than 60 years our family and our business has been committed to building better, healthier and more sustainable environments.  This includes taking care of our local communities, and the people who live within them.  We applaud Manna in their efforts to help eliminate hunger in Montgomery County, and we are very proud to be able to support them by sponsoring this food drive, especially in this difficult economic climate where so many of our local families have been affected," stated Marnie Abramson, principal of The Tower Companies. 

Manna Food Center is the largest food bank in Montgomery County, and nearly every county nonprofit organization relies on Manna to provide essential food to families in need in the community. Last year they provided more than 100,000 individuals with emergency food assistance through their Food For Families program and have seen a 20% increase in need this past year.  Manna also distributes food to 1,400 elementary school children each week across the county as part of their award-winning Smart Sacks program. Visit the Manna Food Center website at www.mannafood.org.

"Manna Food Center relies on our community and corporate partners to help us keep our shelves stocked all year round. Recent statistics indicate that 31.1 percent of MCPS students now qualify for free and reduced price meals in Montgomery County, a true indication that food insecurity continues to climb and impact more and more residents. It is only through the commitment of our corporate partners like The Tower Companies, that Manna can successfully provide the food assistance that so many of our neighbors need in these difficult economic times. We are truly grateful for their support," stated Kim Damion, Director of Development & Communications, Manna Food Center.

Contact: Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow

202-494-1977

Elizabeth@theolivergroupinc.com



SOURCE The Tower Companies



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