CenterPoint Provides Warehouse for Houston Food Bank after Hurricane Harvey
Posted By Staff Writers On September 28, 2017 @ 10:57 am
OAK BROOK, IL – CenterPoint Properties is proud to provide a 137,368 SF warehouse to Houston Food Bank as the organization works to meet the increased demand for their services in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The property, located at 8786 Wallisville Road in Houston, Texas, is available to the food bank for the next six months as a storage and packing site.
“Immediately after Hurricane Harvey, we knew we could help the recovery effort by getting this kind of organization into this vacant property,” said Danielle Radtke, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager at CenterPoint. “We are thrilled to provide a place for the Houston Food Bank as they help the community get back on their feet.”
The Houston Food Bank is the largest Feeding America food bank in the country, but Brian Greene, President at Houston Food Bank, says their site was not big enough to handle all the product needed for a disaster of Harvey’s size.
“After we saw the scope of devastation caused by flooding, we knew we would need more space,” said Greene. “We’re grateful that our pro bono realtor connected us to the property at 8786 Wallisville. It’s perfect for our needs as an auxiliary warehouse, and it’s only a mile away from our facility. CenterPoint understood that our need for more space was urgent and did everything possible to help us get up and running as quickly as possible.”
The Houston Food Bank makes food accessible to hungry people in times of need and was named Feeding America’s Food Bank of the Year in 2015. In FY2017, the organization distributed 83 Million nutritious meals. The organization distributed more than 14 Million pounds of disaster product in the first month following Harvey’s landfall, twice the normal quota. To learn more about the continued needs of the Houston Food Bank, click here: http://bit.ly/2xLxiLF.
CenterPoint is also actively working with other charitable organizations to accommodate their needs in light of Hurricane Harvey.
About CenterPoint Properties
CenterPoint Properties is focused on the development, acquisition and management of industrial property and transportation infrastructure that enhances business and government supply chain efficiency. The Company invests in major coastal and inland port logistics markets anchoring North America’s principal freight lanes. CenterPoint‘s portfolio includes 59 Million SF and 2,519 acres under development in the Company’s integrated intermodal industrial parks. For more information on CenterPoint Properties, visit centerpoint.com or follow @centerpointprop on Twitter.