Our residents always go the extra mile for people in need, so it was no surprise that our “500 Cans for 500 Homes” exceeded our expectations.
In August, we asked them to donate cans of food to celebrate the 500 occupied homes in Jordan Ranch. Our goal was to collect 500 cans representing the 500 families that make their homes with us. Residents answered by donating more than double that amount, giving nearly 1,100 items that equated to 947 pounds of food.
The Nicole Freer Group, a local real estate agency, also donated canned goods and $250.
We delivered the food to Katy Christian Ministries on Sept. 2. It was perfect timing because their cupboards were getting bare.
This is not the first time Jordan Ranch has donated to the non-profit, which seeks to address food insecurities with supplemental food and personal care items.
More than 1,000 pounds of produce grown at our community garden made its way to the food pantry during the winter and spring months.
The first home in Jordan Ranch was sold in 2016. Since then, builders have sold 657 homes to date with 210 sold in the past nine months.
We are pleased and humbled that our community came together to help those in need. We look forward to collecting 1,000 cans for 1,000 homes in the near future.