LOUISVILLE, Ky. — December 18, 2018 — GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, today announced that in cooperation with Dare to Care, it is donating 73 refrigerators and freezers to 46 Louisville-area food pantries. GEA is also donating $25,000 to Dare to Care to help fill those appliances and the pantries of local agencies with food during this holiday season.
“At GEA, we are a purpose-driven organization that believes in enabling happiness and wellbeing in every home,” said Melanie Cook, chief operating officer of GE Appliances. “We know that food insecurity is a pressing issue for thousands of families in this community, and when Dare to Care contacted us about a need, we knew we could positively impact the lives of families who rely on our local food pantries for their next meals. We are truly bringing ‘good things, for life’ this holiday season.”
Dare to Care notified GE Appliances in November that dozens of agency partners had old or broken refrigerators or freezers. This made it impossible for Dare to Care to donate fresh or frozen foods to the agencies.
“As soon as GEA heard about the need, they immediately stepped up and found a way to help,” said Brian Riendeau, executive director of Dare to Care. “Not only did GEA donate the appliances, they also donated $25,000 to help us stock local food pantries this holiday season. Partnerships are vital to Dare to Care, and we are so thankful for corporate partners like GEA in our community that step up when there is a need.”
Dare to Care
Dare to Care Food Bank leads the Louisville-area community to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need. Dare to Care fulfills this mission through innovative programs, efficient operations and by partnering with nearly 300 local food pantries, shelters and kitchens to get food to people in need. In the past year, Dare to Care and its partners have provided 19.9 million meals to the Louisville-area community.
GE Appliances, a Haier company
GE Appliances, a Haier company, creates “good things, for life” through our passion for great appliances and the happiness they can bring to every household. With the Hotpoint, GE®, Haier, Café™, GE Profile™ and Monogram® brands, owners have more choices for making their kitchens and homes amazing each day. Our products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners and water filtration systems. For more information, visit www.geappliances.com/our-company.