Kansas City, MO -- July 22, 2020 -- RSM US LLP (RSM) and 46 Penn Centre, the newest high rise on the Country Club Plaza developed by Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES), announced today a combined donation of more than 126,000 meals to Harvesters - the Community Food Network. Harvesters estimates one in six local residents may be experiencing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 760 nonprofit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters and children's home across 26 counties in northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas.
RSM will be the building's first tenant when 46 Penn Centre is completed in August. BRES will eventually move its Kansas City headquarters to 46 Penn. The two companies partnered to make the $21,000 donation to demonstrate their commitment to the community during one of the most challenging periods in the region's history.
"We value RSM's dedication to Kansas City, and we're honored to join with them to provide hunger relief in our community," said Ken Block, managing principal of BRES. "During these unprecedented times, we don't want our neighbors to worry about where their next meal is coming from."
"RSM is proud to partner with Block Real Estate to demonstrate our ongoing commitment and dedication to our neighbors in the Kansas City market. Now more than ever, we would encourage others to give your time, talent and treasure to those most in need during these challenging times." said Ed Bartak, Market Leader of RSM.
RSM, a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market both here and worldwide, announced last year that they were relocating their Kansas City office into 46 Penn Centre, a Class-A, 14-story, 214,000 square foot office building with secure structured parking being developed by BRES on the Country Club Plaza. Space remains available for lease.