Rent-A-Center Donates $83,952 to Fight Hunger in North Texas

In May and June, employees at Rent-A-Center,
Inc. came together to support North
Texas Food Bank (NTFB) through a multi-pronged hunger relief
campaign, Fighting Hunger in Our Own Backyard. Employees
raised $33,952; coupled with a $50,000 corporate match, the campaign
provided an $83,952 donation and additional support for NTFB.

Employees from Rent-A-Center’s corporate headquarters volunteered 619
hours at Frisco Family Services, a partner agency of the North Texas
Food Bank, and a month-long canned food drive garnered 1,715 pounds of
food that will provide 1,429 meals to hungry North Texans. Fundraising
activities included department-sponsored meal sales, raffles items and
games for employees to enjoy, including grilled burgers, snoballs,
ladderball and a rubber chicken toss.

Rent-A-Center proudly presented its check to NTFB in a closing ceremony
at the Field Support Center in Plano, Texas, in June. Rent-A-Center CEO
Mitch Fadel spoke to the company’s 15-year-long partnership between RAC
and NTFB, through which Rent-A-Center has raised over $1 million for
hunger relief efforts in North Texas.

“It’s important we put our company’s values into action by supporting
causes that help families thrive,” said Fadel. “Food insecurity often
serves as a barrier to other opportunities. At Rent-A-Center, we take
pride in supporting hunger relief organizations such as the North Texas
Food Bank that help empower families to reach their potential.”

NTFB representatives, including CEO Trisha Cunningham, were on hand to
accept the check.

“Our partners at Rent-A-Center are champions of our vision to create a
hunger-free, healthy North Texas,” said Trisha Cunningham, President and
CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. “We know that there are children,
families and seniors who don’t know where their next meal will come
from. Thanks to generous donors like Rent-A-Center, these hungry
neighbors can turn to the North Texas Food Bank and our partners during
their time of need. As we work our way to closing the current meal gap
and providing 92 million meals by 2025, we know it is partners like
Rent-A-Center who will help us meet this goal. To the entire team, we
thank you for your commitment to feeding our hungry neighbors!”

The
North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit hunger-relief
organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods
through a network of more than 200 Partner Agencies in 13 counties. NTFB
provides access to more than 190,000 meals for hungry children, seniors,
and families every day.

A rent-to-own industry leader, Plano, Texas-based, Rent-A-Center,
Inc. is focused on improving the quality of life for its customers
by providing them the opportunity to obtain ownership of high-quality,
durable products such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers,
furniture and accessories, under flexible rental purchase agreements
with no long-term obligation.

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