Chicago – September 14, 2023 – CoreGiving, a nonprofit organization founded to fight childhood hunger across the U.S., will hold its third annual CoreGiving Day on Thursday, October 5, 2023. CoreGiving Day will bring together more than 2,200 volunteers to support local food banks in over 60 cities. Blackstone employees as well as employees from 16 Blackstone Real Estate portfolio companies will be participating in this year’s event.
“More than 9 million children in the U.S. do not know where their next meal is coming from, and data shows that young people who lack adequate nutrition struggle socially and academically while also facing physical and mental health challenges,” said Luke J. Petherbridge, chairman and co-founder of CoreGiving and chief executive officer of Link Logistics. “We established CoreGiving knowing it would make a positive impact. Each year, I grow even more proud of what we are accomplishing as I experience this impact firsthand with colleagues from Link Logistics and our broader Blackstone family.”
Since its inception, CoreGiving has donated more than 35 million meals to children in need. In 2022, CoreGiving raised over $3.2 million to provide more than 16 million meals through partnerships with 67 hunger-relief organizations across the country. Last year’s CoreGiving Day brought together more than 2,100 volunteers who sorted, packed and served food, making over 650,000 meals accessible for neighbors in 40 cities.
“Children and families face many barriers to accessing enough food to live active, healthy lives," said Bridget O'Connell, executive director of CoreGiving. “CoreGiving Day is crucial for us in our work to combat food insecurity. I am thrilled to come together with Blackstone and its real estate portfolio companies as we work toward ensuring that every child has the food and nutrition they need to thrive.”