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Bob’s Discount Furniture Donates $310,000 to Hunger-Relief Organizations

Retailer celebrates the holiday season by gifting $2,000 each to 155 food pantries

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MANCHESTER, Conn. – November 15, 2021 – In celebration of the upcoming holidays, Bob’s Discount Furniture today announced a donation of $310,000 to food pantries and hunger-relief programs within its markets throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southwest and West Coast. An organization near each of the 150 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 eighth year in a row,” said Bob Kaufman, president emeritus and co-founder of Bob’s Discount Furniture. “We know that many people struggle to feed their families 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.


"Over the past 18-months, we experienced a 450% increase in the need for food support, and hundreds of volunteers donated their time to ensure homebound seniors and people in need received lifesaving food support," said Danielle Ellman, President & CEO, of Commonpoint Queens. "We are very grateful to Bob's for their $2,000 donation which was put to immediate use getting critical food supplies to our most vulnerable. Our goal is that no one goes to bed hungry on our watch and we are very grateful to Bob's for helping us keep our pledge."


About Bob’s Discount Furniture


Founded in 1991, Bob’s Discount Furniture is one of the largest and 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 150 furniture stores across 22 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).


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.