Electrolux Donation Supports More Than 10 SC Nonprofits
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
More than 18 percent of residents in South Carolina have unreliable access to affordable and nutritious food.* Today, Electrolux donated a truckload of nearly 50 commercial-grade kitchen appliances to Anderson Interfaith Ministries for distribution and use in local soup kitchens, pantries and other organizations serving food to families in need. The donation, valued at more than $160,000, includes chest freezers, refrigerators, milk coolers and more. Beneficiaries of the donation include Haven of Rest, Meals on Wheels and Westside Community Center. Electrolux also provided funding for 5,400 family meals.
"I know many of our Anderson neighbors struggle to provide for their families and put food on the dinner table," said Electrolux employee Freddie Rodriguez, who lives in Anderson and helped unload the donated appliances at AIM earlier this morning. "I'm proud of how Electrolux is fighting hunger right here in the community."
"The impact of this donation reaches far beyond the walls of Anderson Interfaith Ministries," said Kristi King-Brock, executive director at AIM. "These appliances will allow our partner agencies to improve their infrastructure and provide more fresh and frozen food to those in need in Anderson and surrounding counties."
Electrolux also initiated #ElectroluxCares – a week long social media campaign that was fuelled by community engagement. For every retweet, like or share on an #ElectroluxCares Facebook or Twitter post, the company donated $5. The program generated a total donation amount of $9,000 or 5,400 family meals to the Anderson Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry.
The Electrolux manufacturing facility in Anderson began operating in 1988 and produces approximately 2 million top mount refrigerators annually under the Frigidaire brand.