Eleventh Annual Fundraiser Nets $114,509
PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 26, 2014--
Rent-A-Center today donated $114,509.60 to North Texas Food Bank (NTFB).
The proceeds are a result of a week-long fundraiser by Rent-A-Center
employees coupled with a $50,000 corporate donation.
“Fighting hunger is a long-standing matter of importance to
Rent-A-Center and its employees,” said Kenneth Jones, public affairs
manager at Rent-A-Center. “It’s especially rewarding to support the
communities we serve here in our own backyard.”
The Honorable Harry LaRosiliere, Mayor of Plano, and a vocal proponent
of hunger relief, was on hand for the check presentation along with
representatives of the food bank and several hundred Rent-A-Center
“Rent-A-Center is a valued North Texas Food Bank ally in the fight
against hunger,” said Jan Pruitt, NTFB president and CEO. “Rent-A-Center
has raised $600,000 over four years to benefit our mission. These funds
provided access to more than 1.8 million meals for hungry families in
our community. The organization has also worked with NTFB partner
agencies to donate in-kind products, like freezers, which help our
partner agencies carry out the NTFB mission of distributing nutritious
foods to the people that need them most.”
About North Texas Food Bank
North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is dedicated to distributing donated,
purchased and prepared foods through partnerships with more than 250
agencies in 13 counties. NTFB supports the nutritional needs of
children, families and the elderly in North Texas by providing access to
nearly 175,000 meals every day. Through the ReThink Hunger initiative,
NTFB strives to extend its reach and pursue a hunger-free community.
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. Rent-A-Center’s
hunger relief initiative provides support and funding to nonprofit
organizations across the country.
Kenneth Jones, 972-801-1815