The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP), which serves 15,000 homeless, hungry and low-income residents each year, got a lot more than a little help on Friday when a group of Prologis employees volunteered at GRIP’s facility at 165 22nd St.
The Prologis staffers helped prep meals to serve the city’s unsheltered population as part of the company’s IMPACT Day, an annual global employee day of service. Since 2013, Prologis employees have volunteered over 100,000 hours around the world, including here in Richmond, according to the company.
Prologis, a San Francisco-based real estate company specializing in warehouses and logistics properties, is the relatively new owner of the property that includes Hilltop Mall, where it aims to create a “mixed-use neighborhood” in collaboration with the city and residents. The property is part of a broader city plan to re-envision the area in and around the mostly dormant mall, called the Hilltop Horizon Specific Plan. More information on that plan can be found here.