Manchester, CT – November 17, 2023 – Bob’s Discount Furniture, one of the fastest growing omnichannel furniture retailers in the country, is proud to announce that the company has donated $176,000 in November to hunger relief organizations across the country.
November 7th, Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation dispersed donations to 176 food assistance organizations nationwide located near its stores and distribution centers. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Bob’s contributions to hunger relief during the holiday season, having contributed $1,767,000 thus far.
“For more than ten years, Bob’s Discount Furniture and its employees have been proud to support food pantries in our communities,” said Bob Kaufman, president emeritus and co-founder of Bob’s Discount Furniture. “We know that many people struggle to feed their families, and we’re hoping these donations will help provide meals to those in need this holiday season.”
Orange Community Services has been a recipient of Bob’s giving since the program started a decade ago. Stacey Johnson, Director of Orange Community Services underscores the significance of Bob’s ongoing support, “For the past 10 years, Bob’s Foundation has donated over $15,000 to the Orange Community Assistance Fund to help support our efforts in combating food and fuel insecurity for Orange residents. Thank you, Bob’s Foundation. We are honored and grateful to have you as a partner.”
This year, Bob’s also contributed $25,000 in recognition of National Food Bank Day, to support eight food assistance nonprofits located around its newly opened stores in Glen Burnie and Bowie, Maryland, Middletown, New York, and Orange, Connecticut. Other ways Bob’s supports hunger relief is through participation in meal packing events. Most recently Robert Ringler, regional director of Bob’s Discount Furniture, led a team of Bob’s volunteers at an event in Boston, Mass. honoring 9/11, which produced nearly seven million meals.
About Bob’s Discount Furniture
Founded in 1991, Bob’s Discount Furniture is one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the country. Keeping true to its founding principle that everyone deserves quality furniture, Bob’s provides unsurpassed value with honesty and integrity. Through all the work that happens behind the scenes, Bob’s engineers this value, offering its discount on a wide variety of stylish, quality furnishings, mattresses, and home accents. The company also offers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, featuring cafes in each store with complimentary gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies, and candy.
With 171 furniture stores across 24 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 8th-largest U.S. furniture chain according to Furniture Today. The company is also recognized by Plant-A Research Group and Newsweek as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces, America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, and America’s Greatest Workplaces for Parents and Families.
Bob’s is committed to supporting local communities through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 20 years. Additionally, the Bob’s Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. In total, Bob’s and its Foundation donate more than $2.75 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit Bob’s Cares, and follow Bob’s on Twitter @MyBobs, on Facebook, and Instagram.