This is such a feel good story!
Ashley HomeStore of Wichita Has Teamed Up to Fight Hunger with Feeding America Providing Over 4.4 Million Meals Nationwide
Home Furnishings retailer Ashley HomeStore (Ashley) of Wichita has teamed up with Feeding America, donating $5,000, to ensure that neighbors in need have required food and resources. As COVID-19 continues to impact the many communities we call home, there is a growing need for the services Feeding America provides.
In total, Ashley HomeStores around the country have come together to donate over $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 8 Million meals donated throughout the nation.
“In these uncertain times, we have the responsibility and privilege of contributing and giving back to our community by providing meals to help fight hunger,” stated Jay B. Storey, President and CEO, Ashley HomeStore of Wichita. “Feeding America is a great organization to partner with to distribute meals to those who are most in need. Together we can all make a difference.”
Starting in 1979, Feeding America is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States, serving more than 40 million people each year. As the second largest non-profit in the United States, Feeding America is a highly-rated, efficient organization that puts 99 percent of all donations directly back into programs and services.
Due to the increasing effects of COVID-19, 98% of Feeding America food banks are experiencing an increase in demand, with an average increase of 63%. School closures, job disruptions, lack of paid sick leave and the coronavirus' disproportionate impact on adults age 60 and older and low-income families are all contributing to the unprecedented demands placed on food banks across the country. Ashley’s contribution will help feed these individuals in need during this trying time.
“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,” remarked 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.”
Thank to everyone is helping out and bringing us together during these crazy times!