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Dec 14, 2020

Jamestown Partners with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to Help Combat Food Insecurity in Local Neighborhoods

Jamestown’s Charitable Foundation Donates more than a Quarter-Million Dollars to the Food Bank and the Company Invites the Public to Support Local Food Drives throughout Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia –– Jamestown, the global real estate investment and management firm behind Ponce City Market, Southern Dairies, Buckhead Village, and Westside Provisions District, today announced a partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, one of the largest hunger relief programs in the nation. In addition to donating more than a quarter-million dollars through its charitable foundation, Jamestown has partnered with the community food bank to launch a week-long food drive to help combat food insecurity throughout Atlanta.

Jamestown has partnered with the Food Bank to provide over 1 million meals and volunteer support for the holidays. And starting the week of December 14, they’re inviting the community to join in. Throughout the holiday season, the public can bring non-perishable food items to donation stations at Ponce City Market and Southern Dairies, located across from Ponce City Market. Visitors can also scan QR codes displayed throughout the properties to make a financial contribution.

“One of the greatest needs in our community is helping local families tackle food insecurity,” says Matt Bronfman, CEO of Jamestown. “The Atlanta Community Food Bank has been working tirelessly these last few months to make sure Georgians have good, nutritious meals on their tables during the holiday season. Jamestown is proud to be a partner in their efforts and we look forward to joining the extended Ponce City Market neighborhood in coming together in the last few weeks of 2020 to help this incredible organization make an even bigger impact.”

“The Atlanta Community Food Bank works to fight hunger by engaging, educating, and empowering the community. Facing an unprecedented level of hunger since the beginning of the pandemic, our community has responded with an overwhelming amount of generosity,” said Kyle Waide, President and CEO of Atlanta Community Food Bank. “We are so grateful for the support of Jamestown. Through collaboration and innovation, we can flatten the curve of hunger and feed hungry Georgians the nutritious food they desperately need.”

Most needed items include canned fruit and vegetables, canned tuna, chicken and salmon in water, canned or dried peas and lentils (low sodium), whole grain pasta and flour, brown rice, barley, quinoa, whole grain cereal, shelf-stable milk, natural peanut butter (plastic containers only), olive and canola oil (plastic containers only), paper products, diapers and toiletries.

In addition to financial support for the food bank’s mobile pantry program and property activations, Jamestown has arranged a series of volunteer days throughout the next year to further support the non-profit.

Today’s announcement is one of many community-first initiatives Jamestown has implemented in 2020 to support businesses, their employees, and the community during an especially difficult year. In May, Jamestown announced a $50 million restart effort to help its small business communities amid the pandemic. To complement its corporate initiatives, Jamestown’s Charitable Foundation leveraged its existing partnerships to support the larger food and retail industries. In 2020, Jamestown’s Charitable Foundation has donated nearly two million dollars to organizations across the country, with $1.35 million going to sustainable and local food initiatives. In the Spring, Jamestown also partnered with local nonprofit Georgia Organics to launch Food Fight GA, which bought weekly grocery boxes from local farmers and distributed them to struggling foodservice workers and their families throughout Georgia.

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About Jamestown:

Jamestown is a design-focused real estate investment and management company with a 35+ year track record and a clear mission: to transform spaces into innovation hubs and community centers. Jamestown employs more than 400 people worldwide with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and Cologne, Germany, and offices in Amsterdam, Bogotá, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. The company is well-known in the industry for its market discipline. Current and previous iconic projects include Chelsea Market in New York City, Industry City in Brooklyn, Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, and the Innovation and Design Building in Boston. In addition to its portfolio in key markets throughout the U.S., Jamestown has recently expanded its investment footprint to South America and Europe. For more information, visit www.jamestownlp.com.

About the Jamestown Charitable Foundation:

Founded in 2012, the Jamestown Charitable Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) public charity to serve as the organizing entity for community events that benefit designated nonprofits. Jamestown is an investor in properties located in metropolitan centers and its foundation supports nonprofits that make our cities more desirable places to live and work, by focusing on sustainable and local food movements, parks and green space, alternative transportation and transit, design, among other initiatives.

About Atlanta Community Food Bank:

The Atlanta Community Food Bank works to end hunger with the food, people and big ideas needed to ensure our neighbors have the nourishment to lead healthy and productive lives. Far too many people in our own community experience hunger every day, including children, seniors and working families. Through more than 700 nonprofit partners, we help more than 864,000 people get healthy food every year. Our goal is that all hungry people across metro Atlanta and North Georgia will have access to the nutritious meals they need when they need them. It takes the power of our whole community to make that possible. Join us at ACFB.org.