Nationwide event provides more than 650,000 meals
In 2022, CoreGiving has raised over $2.5 million to fund more than 12.5 million meals
New York – October 20, 2022 – Link Logistics, the owner and operator of the largest U.S.-only portfolio of logistics real estate, and CoreGiving, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting childhood hunger across the U.S., hosted the second annual CoreGiving Day on October 13. This year’s event saw more than 2,100 employees from Blackstone and 14 of its real estate portfolio companies volunteer at food banks around the country, donating more than 17,000 hours to provide over 650,000 meals across 40 cities and more than 50 nonprofit organizations.
“It is tremendous to see nearly 900 Link colleagues volunteer more than 7,000 hours of their time to fight childhood hunger in the markets where we live and work,” said Luke J. Petherbridge, chairman and co-founder of CoreGiving and chief executive officer of Link Logistics. “It is inspiring to see what a positive force we can be, especially when we come together with another 1,200 volunteers from other Blackstone portfolio companies to serve the communities where we operate.”
In 2021, CoreGiving raised $1.8 million for local food banks to provide 9 million meals. So far in 2022, CoreGiving has raised over $2.5 million to fund more than 12.5 million meals.
“Our goal for 2022 is to provide 14 million meals to hungry households and donate over 10,000 hours of hunger relief volunteer service—and in just this one day, we exceeded our volunteer service goal for the year,” said Bridget O'Connell, executive director, CoreGiving. “It is also amazing to see that the number of meals provided more than quadrupled from last year’s inaugural CoreGiving Day. I cannot thank our volunteers enough for their support of this important cause.”
To donate to CoreGiving or learn more about the organization, please visit www.coregiving.org.
About Link Logistics
Link Logistics is a leading national owner of last-mile logistics real estate designed to meet the needs of the modern supply chain. The Company, established in 2019 by Blackstone, operates the largest portfolio of logistics real estate assets located exclusively in the U.S. As of June 30, 2022, Link serves more than 7,000 customers and owns, has interests in, or has under development logistics facilities across key distribution markets in the U.S. that will represent a total of 554 million square feet (480 million square feet at pro rata share) when completed. Link has the scale, geographic footprint and logistics expertise, as well as a heightened focus on sustainability, to power the supply chain of tomorrow. For more information regarding the Company, please visit www.linklogistics.com.
CoreGiving is a 501c3 organization founded in 2016 to fight childhood hunger across the U.S. CoreGiving has since grown into a collaborative partnership comprised of Blackstone portfolio companies including: April Housing (Los Angeles, CA), Beam Living (New York, NY), BioMed Realty (San Diego, CA), BRE Hotels & Resorts (New York, NY), Link Logistics (New York, NY), LivCor (Chicago, IL), Longview Senior Housing Advisors (Tampa, FL), Revantage (Chicago, IL), ShopCore Properties (Chicago, IL) and Simply Self Storage (Orlando, FL).