Every year, ShopCore properties sponsors a fundraiser themed to college basketball’s season-ending tournament for its CoreGiving charity that fights childhood hunger.
The coronavirus cancelled March Madness this year, but ended up inspiring even more charitable contributions. ShopCore exceeded its original $500,000 target in March and so raised it to $750,000 to help feed kids involved in the National School Lunch Program in towns where its shopping centers are located.
“We’re humbled by the donations CoreGiving has received and pleased to have already distributed more than $355,000 to food banks that operate in our neighborhoods where our teams live and work,” said Luke Petherbridge, president and CEO of ShopCore Properties and LivCor, which operates residential projects.
Founded in 2016, ShopCore owns and operates more than 60 grocery-anchored and power centers in densely populated markets. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, CoreGiving has partnered with 20 community food banks in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Orlando, San Francisco, and Houston.
“Together we have funded the equivalent of 2.5 million meals in our most impacted cities,” Petherbridge said.