At Realty One, our goal is to help people in the community reach their goal of home ownership. But we’re much more than a group of real estate brokers working to help people in the Triad buy and sell homes. We also live in the community, send our kids to the local schools, go to church with our neighbors and shop at local businesses. We have a passion for the community we live and work in, and as a family-owned company we feel it is important to give back. Over the years Realty One has worked with many different nonprofit organizations within the community to help raise funds and support their efforts.
This year, in 2019, we’re making an even bigger commitment by joining with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina for a long-term partnership. For every home we help a client buy or sell, Realty One will donate 200 meals to Second Harvest Food Bank to help families experiencing food insecurity. Our goal is to donate one million meals to help families in our area get the nutritious food they need to be productive and healthy at school, work and play.
We chose to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank because of all the great work the organization does in our community. In our area, one in every seven people struggles with food insecurity, and one in five children go without the essential nutrition they need to thrive. Second Harvest Food Bank serves as a source of healthy food and services for more than 460 local food assistance organizations throughout 18 counties in Northwest North Carolina.
Helping people provide food for their families is just one facet of the work this organization is doing in the community. “At Second Harvest, we are also looking at the underlying causes of hunger and exploring ways to address the challenges food insecure families are facing,” said Jenny Moore, senior communications and public relations manager, Second Harvest Food Bank. “Our Providence Culinary Training program and social enterprises are a great example of this work. These programs help people build skills and knowledge to secure family-sustaining employment in the food service industry.”
Second Harvest Food Bank also collaborates with other nonprofits in the area to help support the core work of improving the health and wellness of our community. For example, Second Harvest is the lead conveyor for the Imagine Forsyth initiative, teaming up with area health care organizations to focus on hunger and health. “A key aspect of this initiative is the collective impact of multiple organizations working together to improve social systems,” Moore said. “The work we do every day is driven by partnerships, no one organization can do it alone. Realty One understands that we’re all in this together, helping people reach their goals in life.”
Second Harvest Food Bank is an integral part of our community, and all of us at Realty One are excited to be helping further the work being done in 2019 and moving forward.
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