Extra Space Storage employees donate over 500,000 meals to Feeding America

Salt Lake City — Extra Space Storage employees from across the United States joined together to participate in a Virtual Food Drive and raised over $50,000 in two weeks, with the company matching employee donations. The food drive was in partnership with Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs. Feeding America has a food bank in almost every market there is an Extra Space Storage, including the Utah Food Bank here in Salt Lake City.

“We are grateful to our generous employees for making this donation possible,” says Jeff Norman, Extra Space Storage SVP and Chair of the company’s sustainability committee.  “No one should go without a meal, which is why we created this fundraiser to give back to the local communities in our 100+ markets across the country. It’s another way for us to fulfill our mission statement of helping people to a better tomorrow.”

In past years, the Extra Space team working in the corporate office in Salt Lake City partnered with the Utah Food Bank to hold a traditional food drive – collecting canned goods for the food bank. In 2020, due to Covid changes, the headquarters team hosted their first virtual food drive and raised over $22,000 for the Utah Food Bank. With last year’s success, Extra Space decided to expand the food drive nationwide to give back to more of the communities and include employees from all 41 states the company operates in.

“Feeding America is grateful to Extra Space Storage and its generous employees for their commitment to fighting hunger,” says Teresa Gruber, Director Employee Engagement, on the Corporate Partnership team at Feeding America. “This donation will help provide at least 500,000 meals to our neighbors in need.”

Marsha Mooney, an Extra Space Storage store manager in Charleston, South Carolina says, “It’s always wonderful to see companies working to better the world we live in and give a helping hand to those in need. It’s just one more reason why I love being part of the team here at Extra Space Storage.”

Esperanza Rosario, an Extra Space Storage assistant manager in Edison, New Jersey says, “I am proud to be a part of a company that cares about giving back to our communities.”

About Extra Space Storage

Extra Space Storage Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, is a fully integrated, self-administered, and self-managed real estate investment trust, and a member of the S&P 500.  As of September 30, 2021, the Company-owned and/or operated 2,054 self-storage properties, which comprise approximately 1.5 million units and approximately 159 million square feet of rentable storage space offering customers conveniently located and secure storage units across the country, including boat storage, RV storage, and business storage. The Company is the second-largest owner and/or operator of self-storage properties in the United States and is the largest self-storage management company in the United States.  

About Feeding America

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries, and meal programs, we helped provide 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that contribute to food insecurity in our nation; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry.