IKEA U.S. ‘Feeding the Future’ program raised over $350,000 during its June campaign

Conshohocken, PA, 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Now in its third year, the IKEA U.S. ‘Feeding the Future’ campaign raised over $350,000 during its June campaign. These donations will help provide more than 3.8 million meals for children and families in local IKEA communities through Feeding America®, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization.

IKEA U.S. thanks its customers for their generous contributions to the IKEA in-store program, which ran June 1–30, 2016 to support local Feeding America member food banks located in IKEA U.S. store communities.

For each purchase of select IKEA healthy kids meals, IKEA U.S. donated $1 to Feeding America. Additionally, IKEA U.S. customers were able to donate $1 at the register at all IKEA cash lanes, customer restaurants, IKEA Bistros and Swedish Food markets.

“Again, our U.S. customers have shown us that supporting our ‘Feeding the Future’ program has great importance in their communities. IKEA is committed to healthy eating and working along with Feeding America helps to support those in need and gives our customers an opportunity to support their local food banks,” commented Gerd Diewald, IKEA U.S. Food Manager.

“One in seven people struggle with hunger in America, including 15 million children,” said Nancy Curby, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at Feeding America. “We are thankful to IKEA US for its commitment to fighting hunger and for supporting children and families in need.”

Feeding America Food Bank Network
The process of getting food to hungry Americans requires a dynamic infrastructure and sophisticated management. Feeding America secures donations from national food and grocery manufacturers, retailers, shippers, packers and growers – and from government agencies and other organizations. Feeding America then moves donated food and grocery product to member food banks.

The food banks in turn distribute food and grocery items through food pantries and meal programs that serve families, children, seniors and others at risk of hunger. Last year alone, the Feeding America network distributed more than 3.5 billion meals to people in need.

The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks also supports programs that improve food security among the people served; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry.

About IKEA Group
The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. Our business idea supports this vision by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. There are currently 330 IKEA Group stores in 28 countries. Additionally, there are 42 IKEA stores run by franchises. There are 42 IKEA stores in the U.S. In FY 15, IKEA Group had 771 million visitors to the stores and 1.9 billion visitors to IKEA.com. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information, please visit www.IKEA.com, facebook.com/IKEAUSA, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA, http://pinterest.com/IKEAUSA/, www.youtube.com/IKEAUSA, www.theshare-space.com, www.theshare-space.com/en/Blog

About Feeding America
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantriesand meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

For further information, please contact:
Mona Astra Liss
IKEA US PR Director
Mona.Liss@IKEA.com
610.834.0180, ext. 5852

Source: IKEA