As part of an ongoing relationship with the Food Recovery Network (FRN), the National Association of Realtors provided roughly 3,475 meals to Americans in the past six months, according to a press release.
Since partnering with FRN in 2019, the NAR has donated 4,479 pounds of unused food from its events to hunger-fighting groups across the U.S.
“Food security, just like shelter, is not a luxury — it’s a basic right of life,” said NAR CEO Bob Goldberg. “We are so grateful to have located a partner like FRN, which identified an area of real need in our world and found a practical, effective way to address it. This partnership perfectly illustrates the philanthropic spirit our members display daily in their communities, and we look forward to doing even more to feed Americans in need in the years ahead.”
Goldberg noted in the release that Realtors volunteer at three times the rate of the average American (67% to 23%).
As part of its ongoing effort to address the issue of food insecurity, NAR continues to support state and local Realtor associations that are working to have their events Food Recovery Verified. Securing the verification means FRN will help organizations implement their own food recovery plan.