Rent-A-Center Helps Strike Out Hunger with the North Texas Food Bank
Since 2003, Rent-A-Center has sponsored an annual campaign to support the North Texas Food Bank. The campaign is spearheaded by Rent-A-Center’s corporate coworkers who use creativity and a serving spirit to raise funds and awareness.
This year, department teams from the company’s headquarters spent four Fridays hosting creative events and implementing out-of-the-box activities to raise $59,442. Rent-A-Center provided an additional $50,000 corporate donation to bring this year’s total to $109,442 which will provide over 328,000 meals to those in need within Dallas and its surrounding counties.
The proceeds from Rent-A-Center’s 13th annual campaign brings the total Rent-A-Center has donated to North Texas Food Bank’s fight against hunger to over $900,000 to date.
“Improving the quality of life for those we serve is at the heart of Rent-A-Center’s mission,” stated Senior Vice President of RAC Franchising International, Cathy Skula. “We are committed to strengthening the communities where we do business and believe we can make a difference by supporting organizations like NTFB that help families thrive.”
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 goods such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers, furniture and accessories, under flexible rental purchase agreements with no long-term obligation. The Company owns and operates approximately 2,800 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and approximately 2,000 AcceptanceNOW kiosk locations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Rent-A-Center Franchising International (previously ColorTyme, Inc.), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, is a franchisor of approximately 227 rent-to-own stores operating under the trade name of “Rent-A-Center,” “ColorTyme,” or “RimTyme.”
About North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization. Each day, NTFB provides access to 170,000 meals for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and more than 200 Partner Agencies across 13-counties. Recently, the NTFB launched a 10 year plan to provide 92 million meals by 2025, a near 50 percent increase from their current output of 63 million meals annually.
NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization.