DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), the nation's largest rent-to-own operator, today donated $15,000 and 10 freezers to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. The freezers are earmarked for partner agencies of the food bank.
The Detroit-based food bank is one of eleven across the nation sharing in $255,000 worth of Rent-A-Center support 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.
“Gleaners is so grateful for another generous gift of funds and freezers from Rent-A-Center. This partnership is one our community looks forward to every year. It's like a second Christmas for the agencies that get the freezers,” said Gerry Brisson, president of Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. “More importantly, Rent-A-Center's generosity is helping provide food for thousands of individuals, families, and kids.”
Rent-A-Center, 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 http://www.rentacenter.com.