Not always visible to others, food insecurity is a reality in virtually every community. One in seven people in the U.S. do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food; it’s a devastating source of anxiety that can also serve as a barrier to other opportunities.
That’s why, since 2002, Rent-A-Center has supported hunger relief efforts. Each September our stores collect cash donations earmarked for hunger-relief organizations. At our Plano, Texas, corporate headquarters, coworkers hold an annual spring fundraiser benefiting the North Texas Food Bank , a tradition that began in 2003 and that has raised over $900,000 in donations to NTFB’s fight against hunger in Dallas and 12 surrounding counties. In 2016, our focus on hunger relief evolved into a new partnership with Minnie’s Food Pantry where Rent-A-Center donated over $22,000 in cash and merchandise while coworkers sorted and packed food boxes for those in need.