Buckingham Foundation and The Alexander Hotel to Help Those in COVID-19 Crisis
Partnering with Second Helpings to Feed Hungry Hoosiers
Starting March 31, The Alexander Hotel, located in Buckingham’s CityWay neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis, will serve as a Satellite Kitchen for Second Helpings. The Alexander’s food service team will prepare additional meals needed to feed those in need during the COVID-19 Crisis. Second Helpings’ Satellite Kitchens leverage the unused capacity in the local hospitality industry to provide prepared, eat-at-home meals for homebound low-income seniors and families who are struggling during this challenging time.
Initially, for three days a week, The Alexander and Buckingham Foundation will provide 250 meals to senior citizens at Fletcher Place. In keeping with its mission to support the arts community and impact childhood hunger, Buckingham Foundation will also distribute an additional 50 meals per day to local artists and families of essential workers. They expect to expand their capacity to serve more meals soon.
“We wanted to find a tangible and meaningful way to support the community right now, and we are honored to do our part in Second Helpings’ initiative to serve the hungry in Indianapolis,” said Theresa Rhodes, executive director of Buckingham Foundation. “It’s exciting to see the creativity between business and service agencies right now. We are doing several things to give back under the banner of ‘Buckingham Cares.’ We will continue to roll out additional initiatives in the coming days and weeks to bring light in what can feel like a very dark time for many.”
About Buckingham Foundation
Bradley B. Chambers founded Buckingham Companies in 1984 as a developer of multifamily residential housing. In its 30+ years, the modest real estate company has grown to a company that owns and/or manages nearly $1 billion in real estate assets throughout the country.
In 2006, Buckingham Companies formalized its long standing commitment to corporate responsibility and created Buckingham Foundation, Inc. as its philanthropic partner. Together, Buckingham and Buckingham Foundation are dedicated to building enduring charitable partnerships and creating meaningful volunteer experiences for employees and residents. Working side-by-side, Buckingham and Buckingham Foundation are focused on fostering relationships and making a positive impact on communities and causes within the mission areas of affordable housing, community and economic development, arts, culture, and childhood hunger.