Westport Properties Inc. (WPI), which operates more than 120 self-storage facilities under the US Storage Centers brand, is partnering with national nonprofit Move For Hunger to collect nonperishable food for families in need this Thanksgiving. The storage operator will accept donations through Nov. 18 at 20 select properties in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Tennessee and Texas, according to a press release.
All food donations will benefit local food banks. Suggested donations include common holiday fare such as canned pumpkin, vegetables and yams; cornbread and stuffing mix; cranberry sauce; gravy; chicken stock; and instant mashed potatoes.
Move For Hunger is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works with relocation companies to collect unwanted, nonperishable food from those who are moving and deliver it to local food banks. The organization also organizes community food drives, participates in awareness campaigns and creates employee-engagement programs.
Founded in 1985 and based in Irvine, Calif., WPI is a real estate investment company that acquires, develops and operates self-storage facilities and provides third-party management services. Its portfolio comprises more than 9 million rentable square feet in 15 states.