Rent-A-Center Donates $20,000 to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
October 15, 2013 Business News(PRLEAP.COM) Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan recently received a donation of $20,000 from Rent-A-Center. Cost of food can be high and millions of people in the United States live in food-insecure households. That is the reason behind Rent-A-Center's donation of $250,000 to eleven food banks across the nation this year.
The donation comes on the heels of another recent donation of 10 refrigerators earmarked for partner agencies of the Gleaners Community Food Bank from Rent-A-Center. Cost-cutting has prevented many food banks and other organizations from being able to afford high-quality appliances and other basic necessities.
In addition, a grassroots hunger-relief campaign is being staged across Rent-A-Center's 3000-plus U.S. stores throughout September. Dubbed "Soup to Nuts" and in support of Hunger Action Month, this virtual food drive leverages Rent-A-Center stores as collection points for cash donations. The donated funds will be distributed to food banks across the country at the conclusion of the month-long campaign.
"We appreciate Rent-A-Center's continued support," said Gerry Brisson, Senior Vice President of Advancement of Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.
Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII), headquartered in Plano, Texas, operates more than 3,000 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. The company employs over 21,000 coworkers. Visit www.rentacenter.com for Rent-A-Center cost and pricing information as well as more information on the company's giving programs.