Retailer celebrates the holiday season by gifting $2,000 each to 132 food pantries
MANCHESTER, Conn. – November 18, 2019 – In celebration of the upcoming holidays, Bob’s Discount Furniture today announced a donation of $264,000 to food pantries and hunger-relief programs within its markets throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and West Coast. An organization near each of the 122 Bob’s Discount Furniture stores, 5 distribution centers, and 5 future store locations will receive a $2,000 donation from the furniture retailer.
“During this season of giving, we are excited to support food pantries in our communities for the sixth year in a row,” 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 help provide meals to those in need during this holiday season.”
Throughout the year, the Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation supports many children and youth service organizations. As the holidays approach, the retailer will spread its charitable arm to support those in need, providing necessary funds to local food pantries in the fight to end hunger.
“On behalf of Forgotten Harvest, I thank you for your generous donation this Holiday season. This donation will help us feed the people that are suffering from hunger and food insecurity in Metro Detroit. We will be able to provide enough food for $14,000 worth of groceries, or about 8000 meals, going directly to those in need to put food on their table this holiday season,” said Kirk Mayes, CEO Forgotten Harvest.
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. With 122 furniture stores across 18 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 11th-largest U.S. furniture chain and proudly holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. In 2019, Bob’s was recognized as a leader in sustainability by both the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). In 2019, Bob’s was also named by Newsweek as one of “America’s Best Customer Service” brands, while Forbes lauded the company as one of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.” The company also offers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, featuring cafes in each store with complimentary gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies, and candy. 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. The company donates 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.