Retailer celebrates the holiday season gifting $2,000 to 140 local food pantries
MANCHESTER, Conn. – November 16, 2020 – In celebration of the upcoming holidays, Bob’s Discount Furniture today announced a donation of $280,000 to food pantries and hunger-relief programs within its markets throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southwest and West Coast. Local organizations near each of the 135 Bob’s Discount Furniture stores and 5 distribution centers 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 seventh year in a row,” said Bob Kaufman, president emeritus and co-founder of Bob’s Discount Furniture. “This time of year can be a challenge for those families struggling to put food on the table. This year in particular, we understand the challenges many are facing 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.
“As we continue to navigate the pandemic, we’re mindful that those we serve will be among the last to recover from the economic devastation felt by so many. We’re serving up to 4 times as many families as we were pre-COVID. At the same time, food costs have increased 15-20% since last summer. The $2,000 received will be put to immediate use and will help provide 10,000 meals to hungry Hoosiers.” said John Elliott, President & CEO, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, a benefactor of Bob’s donation.
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 135 furniture stores across 21 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 10th-largest U.S. furniture chain and proudly holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. In 2020 MyBobs was named a “Top Online Shop” by Newsweek, and for the second year in a row has been recognized as a leader in sustainability by both the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).
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.