(Geneva, Illinois) December 21, 2017—A team of volunteers from Ashley HomeStore Geneva spent their time during a recent visit at Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva to help those put food on their tables this holiday season.
Ashley HomeStore, which recently opened its Geneva location, is committed to giving back to the communities that they serve. Wanting to help a local nonprofit, the company created a partnership with Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Andrea Mattea, Ashley HomeStore’s marketing representative, said that during their visit, volunteers processed almost 4,100 pounds of tomatoes and packed onions, which will be made available to more than 800 pantries and programs through the food bank. The company’s $1,000 donation, she added, is almost equivalent to $8,000 worth of groceries. She was happy her team could make a difference for those residents who often go hungry every day.
“Opening up a new store in a new community is one of those things that we take a lot of pride in as we reach out into those local communities,” Mattea said. “Doing events such as partnering with the Northern Illinois Food Bank and having a team outing is an example of how we give back to the local community. We had a blast.”
Jennifer Nau, Northern Illinois Food Bank’s director of communications, was very appreciative of the team members’ hard work during their visit.
“Thanks to volunteers from Ashley HomeStores, we were able to package vine-ripened tomatoes for our hungry neighbors– nearly 3,400 meals worth,” she said. “Every dollar, every hour makes a difference to those we serve and we could not be more grateful.”
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About Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northern Illinois Food Bank leads the Northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. Since 1983, food manufacturers, local grocers, corporations, foundations, and individuals have come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to 800 community food pantries and feeding programs serving more than 71,500 hungry neighbors each week across 13 counties. That commitment provided 65.5 million meals to those in need in FY17. Find out how you can Volunteer, Donate and Get Involved at www.SolveHungerToday.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Northern Illinois Food Bank is a member of Feeding America.