On Liberty‘s national day of service in honor of its founder, Willard “Bill” G. Rouse III, employees in the company’s Chicago office stocked and staffed a mobile food pantry through the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Those in need were able to reserve and pick up food at the pantry located on the grounds of the John J. Lukancic Middle School, 725 West Normantown Road in Romeoville.
“This is the sixth year we have partnered with the Northern Illinois Food Bank on Bill Rouse Day of Caring,” said Don Schoenheider, vice president and city manager for Liberty Property Trust. “We support their mission throughout the year and today through the mobile pantry, we were able to show our commitment in a very hands on way.”
In addition to donating the funds to stock the pantry, Liberty manned the mobile unit with more than twenty-five volunteers consisting of staff employees, vendors and tenants. This team worked together to prepare the site and distribute meals to hundreds of community participants.
For more than a decade, Liberty Property Trust employees have honored the memory of company founder Willard “Bill” G. Rouse III with a national day of community service. It is traditionally observed on the Friday closest to his birthday, June 19, and celebrated by more than 400 employees in the company’s more than 20 offices in the US and UK.