CHICAGO, Ill., January 22, 2013 — Southfield, Mich.-based Farbman Group, a leading full-service real estate company with multiple properties in Chicago, announced today that they are sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The event will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at three Farbman Group office buildings located in Chicago. The food drive, titled “Christmas in January,” is aimed at raising awareness for community outreach all year long.
“We are proud to do our part through this food drive to feed our hungry neighbors in need in the Chicago area,” said Andrew Farbman, President and CEO of Farbman Group. “We feel compelled to do our part to support the Food Depository during a month when most people aren’t thinking about giving back. We purposely host our food drive in January to remind the community that hunger is a problem that exists year-round, and giving back is not something that should only happen during the holiday season. We greatly appreciate the generosity of our tenants and the local community donating to support this mission.”
The Greater Chicago Food Depository recommends donating high protein canned items such as peanut butter, tuna fish, salmon, chicken, ham, stew, chili, beef ravioli and beans. There is also a great need for canned vegetables, canned fruits, cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, jelly, rice, soups and shelf-stable milk. These items are among the 18 Core Items the Food Depository guarantees will always be available to every member agency.
As an added incentive to donate, each person who stops by one of the drop-off locations and contributes either five cans of food or $5 will be entered for a chance to win an iPad Mini, complements of Farbman Group.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations: 200 Monroe, Chicago, Ill. 60606; 205 W. Randolph, Chicago, Ill. 60606; 216 W. Jackson, Chicago, Ill. 60606.
Founded in 1976, Farbman Group is a leading full-service real estate firm handling all facets of real estate transactions, from property management and leasing to acquisition and disposition. The firm manages more than 20 million square feet of office, retail, multi-family and industrial space throughout southeast Michigan. For more information, please visit www.farbman.com.