SALISBURY, Md., Aug. 28, 2018 – Pemberton Manor in Salisbury this summer teamed up with the Maryland Food Bank to support food security for school-age children of tenants at the apartment complex. Nearly two dozen youth joined in a weekday free lunch program in the property’s community room.
“We have focused on creating a warm, supportive environment for the kids as they enjoy their meal,” noted Moe Krohn, regional manager with Tryko Partners. “Ultimately, even though school is out they have been learning – through gaining further respect for the food they are eating, those serving the meal and their lunch companions.” Krohn credited the Pemberton Manor property management team and volunteers for the success of the program.
“Pemberton Manor is changing the lives of its younger generation, which is a huge investment in our community,” said Lysa Layman, youth program coordinator of the Maryland Food Bank. “When hunger is satisfied, positive consequences play out, as children can focus on just being children. I am so proud that Pemberton Manor is a partner with us as we fight child food insecurity together.”
In addition to its lunch program with the Maryland Food Bank, Pemberton Manor has established programs in partnership with several other non-profit organizations. In addition to regular youth-focused social gatherings, the property has a year-long initiative with the non-profit Extraordinary League of Gentleman focused on promoting healthy, active lifestyles among the community’s youth. In addition, Pemberton Manor hosts weekly etiquette and interpersonal communication training in conjunction with the Wicomico County Health Department.
Pemberton Manor is owned and operated by affiliates of Tryko Partners, a private equity investment group based in Brick, N.J. The company purchased Pemberton Manor in 2011 and has since completed a $1 million property renovation. Located on 60 acres at 1020 Fairground Drive, Pemberton Manor features 209 one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, which include both market-rate and HUD affordable housing units.