Rent-A-Center Raises $114,000 for North Texas Food Bank

Rent-A-Center just delivered a $114,000 check to the North Texas Food Bank — the culmination of a month-long coworker giving campaign themed “RAC Around the Clock to Stop Hunger.” The fundraiser included fun activities like a hula hoop contest, ping-pong tournament, and raffle.

Employees raised $64,000, and the company matched up to $50,000. RAC has been donating to the food bank since 2003, and this year’s sum brings the 14-year total to more than $1 million.

According to the North Texas Food Bank, there are more than 835,000 food insecure people across its 13-county service area — including one in every four children. One dollar buys three meals, so RAC just helped provide 342,000 meals.

“Year after year, the entire team at Rent-A-Center showcases such enthusiasm and passion for the mission of the North Texas Food Bank,” said Simon Powell, NTFB interim president and CEO. “As we embark on the hungriest season, we know that there will be many children and families that will face tightened budgets.

“These generous funds from Rent- A-Center employees will help us in the important mission of putting food on the table for people in need.”