CHICAGO (August 13, 2019) – During its annual Leadership Summit in Chicago, the National Association of Realtors® today announced a new commitment to fight hunger, as NAR will ensure all future events and meetings are Food Recovery Verified. Food Recovery Verified is a Food Recovery Network program that recognizes food businesses and events for recovering surplus food and donating it to hunger-fighting non-profits. Working in partnership with FRN, a national non-profit committed to fighting food waste and hunger through food recovery, NAR has asked the 1,200 local and state Realtor® associations around the country to “take the pledge” and join to help multiply the effort.
“Giving back to the community is the right thing to do, and I am proud that NAR members have a long history of helping their neighbors,” said Bob Goldberg, NAR CEO. “We hope this effort will inspire other associations, organizations, businesses and individuals to fight hunger in their local communities through food recovery.”