Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Mid-Atlantic is partnering with several local food banks and Molly Shattuck, author of Vibrant Living, for its second annual Families Living United Healthy Food Week May 2-10. Through its partnership with the United Way of Central Maryland, Coldwell Banker will be collecting healthy food for local charities including DC Central Kitchen, Capitol Area Food Bank, Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg, Food for Others in Fairfax, Arlington Food Assistance, Loudoun Interfaith Relief and Alternative House in Vienna. Donations can be dropped off at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices throughout Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland and Washington, D.C., as well as Annapolis, Baltimore the Maryland/Delaware Beaches. For a list of locations, please visit CBmove.com.
“Coldwell Banker is proud to partner with groups like the Capitol Area Food Bank and Food for Others during its Families Living United Food Week,” said Dean Cottrill, president, Mid-Atlantic, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “We are eager to take part in this week-long effort. Our associates are taking an active role in promoting our locations as healthy food drop off locations for their communities.”
Families Living United Healthy Food Week benefits United Way’s Access to Healthy Food Initiative, which aims to expand access to nutritious foods for low-income individuals and communities who lack the resources necessary to consume a healthy and consistent diet. Key to the initiative is its focus on nutritious food. Food insecurity is correlated with an increased susceptibility to illness and negative health outcomes like diabetes, heart disease and childhood obesity. It is also shown to slow cognitive development among children – affecting their ability to succeed in school and beyond.
For a list of the requested healthy food items for donation, please visit the United Way of Central Maryland’s website.