|[September 26, 2013]
Rent-A-Center Donates $20,000 to Atlanta Community Food Bank
ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--
Rent-A-Center today donated $20,000 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank
(ACFB). The donation comes on the heels of a recent donation of 10
freezers earmarked for partner agencies of the food bank.
The ACFB, which serves the food insecure through more than 600 partner
nonprofits in 29 counties throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia, is
one of eleven across the nation sharing in $250,000 worth of
Rent-A-Center funding for hunger relief this year.
The donation is in addition to the grassroots hunger-relief campaign
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.
"On behalf of the Atlanta Community Food Bank and our partner agencies,
I'd like to thank Rent-A-enter for the wonderful donations the company
has given us this month," said Sarah Fonder-Kristy, Vice President of
Development for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. "The funds and freezers
will truly help in our efforts to feed more people in our 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. Learn more at www.rentacenter.com.
About the Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) began operating in 1979 from a
small space at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. ACFB now distributes over 45
million pounds of food and grocery products each year from a 129,600
square-foot facility in N.W. Atlanta. The product is accessed by more
than 600 partner nonprofits that provide food assistance to families and
individuals in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. ACFB
leads seven distinct projects that reinforce its mission to fight hunger
by engaging, educating and empowering our community: Atlanta Prosperity
Campaign, Atlanta's Table, Community Gardens, Hunger 101, Hunger
Walk/Run, Kids In Need and Product Rescue Center.
ACFB is a member of Feeding America, the national network of more than
200 food banks. For more information on the Food Bank, visit www.acfb.org.
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