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Cushman & Wakefield Volunteers to Help Central PA Food Bank Families

More Than 600 Packages Prepared for Community Members and Veterans in Need

PHILADELPHIA - Oct. 9, 2017 - Rezul -- Industrial real estate professionals from Cushman & Wakefield's Scranton, Harrisburg, Conshohocken, Philadelphia and Allentown offices partnered with volunteers at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to package 600 bags of apples – more than 3,000 pounds – for distribution to community members in need in central Pennsylvania. In addition, volunteers packaged boxes of general pantry items such as soup, pasta and cereal to distribute to armed forces personnel and families of veterans.

"We embrace opportunities to partner with community groups where we live and do business," Cushman & Wakefield Executive Managing Director Gerry Blinebury said. "Giving back to communities is an important part of our corporate culture."

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank's Fresh Express Program provides nutritious, fresh foods in season to more than 11,000 people in 15 counties each month. The boxes were distributed to veterans through 13 VFW and American Legion halls as part of the Food Bank's MilitaryShare program, which launched one year ago. "The program reaches more than 2,000 households a month with nutritious, well-balanced meals," said Central Pennsylvania Food Bank's Individual Giving Manager Sue Ward-Diorio. "We've set a goal to double that number in 2017, and with that expansion, we will reach about 5,000 food-insecure military neighbors a month with approximately 134,000 nutritious meals."

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Shown above from left are Cushman & Wakefield volunteers (back row) Allie Rank, Pat McBride, Adam Campbell, Dan Walsh, Jonas Skovdal, Gerry Blinebury; (middle row) Arman Boroumand, Leah Balerno, Genel Williams, Sarah Clippinger and (kneeling) Samantha Kennedy and Erin Hensel.

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Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. Our 45,000 employees in more than 70 countries help occupiers and investors optimize the value of their real estate by combining our global perspective and deep local knowledge with an impressive platform of real estate solutions. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $6 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory. 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Cushman & Wakefield brand. 100 years of taking our clients' ideas and putting them into action. To learn more, visit or follow @CushWake ( on Twitter.

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Karen Ravensbergen

Source: Cushman & Wakefield

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