Ashley HomeStore of LaGrange teams up to fight hunger with Feeding America
Published 9:55 pm Thursday, April 16, 2020
Home Furnishings retailer Ashley HomeStore of LaGrange has teamed up with Feeding America to ensure that neighbors in need have required food and resources, according to a news release from Ashley.
According to a press release from the company, in total, Ashley HomeStores around the country has come together to donate more than $448,000, providing more than 4.4 million meals nationwide.
In addition, there was a match provided for Ashley HomeStores contribution through the Tony Robbins challenge, bringing the total amount to more than eight million meals donated throughout the nation.
As the second-largest non-profit in the United States, Feeding America puts 99 percent of all donations directly back into programs and services.
According to the news release from Ashley, the effects of COVID-19 have caused 98 percent of Feeding America food banks to experience an increase in demand, with an average increase of 63 percent.
“Ashley HomeStore is proud to be able to come together, across our band of retail stores throughout the U.S., to help others in a time of great need,” said Todd Wanek, President and CEO, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. “COVID-19 is having a major impact around the world, and it truly hits home when you see the impact firsthand in our own communities. During these unprecedented times, we are proud as an organization to partner with Feeding America, joining in their fight to combat hunger and aid our communities across this nation.”
Since the pandemic of COVID-19, Ashley Furniture has implemented several efforts to aid communities throughout the country. These efforts include, but are not limited to:
- Donation of more than 4.4 million meals through Feeding America.
- Donation of thousands of Ashley manufactured medical gowns for hospitals.
- Ashley has transported essential goods, comprised of medical supplies, masks, grocery items, water, agricultural supplies and more on its transportation fleet.
- Donation of more than 1,200 mattresses and hundreds of bed frames to various children’s organizations, churches, medical shelters and non-profit organizations throughout the nation.