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Farbman Group to Host Fifth Annual "Christmas in January" Food Drive Benefiting Gleaners Community Food Bank

Southfield-based Farbman Group, a leading full-service real estate company, announced today its fifth annual “Christmas in January” food drive to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. The event will take place Wednesday, January 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Farbman Group office buildings, located in Southfield, Bingham Farms, Troy and Detroit. The food drive, titled “Christmas in January,” is aimed at raising awareness for community outreach all year long.

              “In 2013, we collected a total of 1,900 pounds of food—the equivalent to 3,400 meals to feed hungry people in southeast Michigan,” said Andrew Farbman, President and CEO of Farbman Group. “By hosting our food drive in January, it is a wonderful opportunity for our tenants and the community to join together to assist our neighbors in need beyond the holiday season. This is our fifth year and the generosity of our tenants and the community each and every year continues to inspire us.”

Gleaners Community Food Bank recommends donating high protein canned items such as peanut butter, tuna fish, salmon, chicken, ham, stew, chili, beef ravioli and beans. There is also a great need for individually packaged healthy snacks for kids, such as fruit cups, applesauce, cereal bars, fruit bars, granola bars, snack crackers, pretzels, tuna-to-go and 100% juice boxes with no added sugar. Personal care items such as toothpaste, deodorant and soap will be collected as well.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations from now through the drive. On the day of the drive, trucks will be stationed outside of each building to collect donations. Locations include: Essex Centre, 28400 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, Mich. 48034; Bingham Office Center, 30600-30800 Telegraph Road, Bingham Farms, Mich. 48025; Oakland Commons, 20700 Civic Center Dr., Southfield, Mich.; Southfield Centre, 18000 W. Nine Mile Rd., Southfield, Mich., 48075; Sheffield Office Park, 3250, 3290 and 3310 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, Mich. 48084; New Center One Building, 3031 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, Mich., 48202.

For more information on the company’s charitable giving initiatives, please call Farbman Group at 248.353.0500 or visit www.farbman.com.

 About Farbman Group

Founded in 1976, Farbman Group is a leading full-service real estate firm handling all facets of real estate transactions, from property management and leasing to acquisition and disposition. The firm manages more than 25 million square feet of office, retail, multi-family and industrial space throughout the Midwest. For more information, please visit www.farbman.com.

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