Maryland and Virginia self-storage operator Storage Village has established a partnership with Moveable Feast, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that provides food to homebound people with life-threatening illnesses. The organization is now the beneficiary of the storage operator’s year-long community-service campaigns.
With each new move-in at Storage Village, a tenant can get his first month of rent for $1 if he donates at least non-perishable food items to the facility’s canned-food collection center, with all donations going to Moveable Feast. Last year, Storage Village donated more than 2,000 pounds of food.
Additionally, Storage Village assists Moveable Feast by purchasing and selling water bottles. Each bottle costs $1, and all money collected from the sale is donated.
Finally, Storage Village pays all full-time employees to donate at least eight hours each month to volunteer work. Though employees can volunteer wherever they want, Moveable Feast is the recommended organization for employees based in Baltimore. All volunteer opportunities at Moveable Feast are listed in Storage Village’s new Volunteer Resource Book.
“We are thrilled to be able to help Moveable Feast serve people in need in the Baltimore community who because of overwhelming health-related difficulties don’t have the mobility to take care of some of their most basic needs.” said Michael Goldberg, chief operations officer for Storage Village.
Storage Village has five locations, including four in Maryland and one in Virginia.