Residents and staff from Plantation Estates in Matthews and Park Pointe Village in Rock Hill, recently collected 19, 725 pounds of food to benefit Matthews Help Center, Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen and Hope House. ACTS Retirement-Life Communities is a not-for profit, faith-based organization that is committed to the mission of serving the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of seniors.

In total, nearly 13,000 residents and employees from ACTS locations nationwide participated in the food drive, collecting approximately 19 tons or 39,000 pounds of food that was distributed to 15 different food banks in Alabama, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

“I am proud that our residents and employees throughout the ACTS family rallied around this effort to assist their neighbors in need,” said Marvin Mashner, ACTS President and CEO.