Gresham, OR – December 29, 2020 – Jordan Schnitzer, President of Harsch Investment Properties, announced a $20,000 donation to SnowCap Community Charities on behalf of The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the way we all do business and has been the cause of heartache and food insecurity within the community. In response, Schnitzer felt the need to help this holiday season by donating funds to support SnowCap Community Charities. Harsch Investment Properties hosted a food distribution event for low-income families and those affected by the COVID-19 crisis at Gresham Station Shopping Center on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event was held on the corner of NW Civic Drive and NW 12th Street in Gresham, OR.
Over 628 families, which include 2,729 individuals, went home with a box of fresh produce, meat, and pantry essentials at the event. SnowCap will continue to serve East County additional food boxes over the next several weeks with the funds provided by the CARE Foundation.
“On behalf of all of us at Harsch Investment Properties and our tenants at Gresham Station, the thought that our neighbors and friends in East County may not have enough food on their table this holiday season breaks our hearts,” said Jordan Schnitzer, President of Harsch Investment Properties. “We are honored to work with SnowCap to provide the funding for 1,000 boxes of food that will be able to feed a family! There are always those who need a helping hand, but the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need to reach out and help others. My philosophy has always been that those that can, must reach out and help others.”
Founded in the 1960s, SnowCap Community Charities works tirelessly at their mission to provide food, clothing, advocacy and other services to those in need who currently live east of 82nd within Multnomah County. SnowCap is the largest provider of food assistance in the State of Oregon. Last year, SnowCap distributed over 500,000 meals to more than 116,000 local people in need. SnowCap’s food pantry, clothing, utility assistance and mobile delivery programs provide direct assistance to low-income people with a focus on the most vulnerable populations, children and seniors. These direct service programs impact the lives of people who live in a world of food insecurity.
“This donation could not come at a better time. Low-income working families are struggling to make ends meet with many facing reduced and unpredictable work hours. Kids distance learning from home need nourishing food and seniors on fixed incomes are often facing tough choices when unexpected expenses come up,” said Kirsten Wageman, Executive Director of Snowcap Community Charities. “This generous gift is an encouragement to SnowCap and will provide over 3,000 people with plentiful food to brighten the end of a difficult year. We are grateful for this gift and for giving folks in need of something to celebrate!”
About Harsch Investment Properties
Harsch Investment Properties is a privately-owned real estate company that acquires, manages and develops properties for its own portfolio. The company owns and operates 27 million square feet of office, multi-tenant industrial, multi-family and retail properties in six western states. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Harsch has regional offices in Portland, Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Arizona. Harsch acquired Gresham Station Shopping Center in 2018. The 342,000 square foot retail center sits on 26 acres and is anchored by Craft Warehouse, Cost Plus World Market, Old Navy, Best Buy, a newly renovated Ulta and 40 other tenants. Find out more about Harsch at www.harsch.com.
About SnowCap Community Charities
SnowCap Community Charities is the largest provider of food assistance in the State of Oregon. Founded in the 1960s, SnowCap works tirelessly at their mission to provide food, clothing, advocacy and other services to those in need who currently live east of 82nd within Multnomah County. We carry out our mission with the help of 1,000 dedicated volunteers led by nine staff members and without government funding. Our work is made possible through the support of the community. Donations of food, masks, hygiene supplies and funding are needed to ensure we continue to be a reliable source of help. Find out more about SnowCap at www.snowcap.org.
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