Collaboration Supports Goal of Feeding Kids Where They Live, Learn and Play
July 26, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Newegg, the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America and a growing force in global e-commerce, today announced it is joining forces with No Kid Hungryâ to help combat childhood hunger. No Kid Hungry – a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strengthâ – connects children in need to programs like school breakfasts and summer meals, and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable foods. No Kid Hungry works closely with organizations such as Newegg to help communities feed children in need every day of the year.
“Summer is a particularly challenging time for children who would otherwise receive meal assistance at their schools,” said Jill Davis, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at No Kid Hungry. “Newegg will help us bridge this critical time of year by providing meals to those in need.”
Newegg will build awareness within its base of 32 million customers, encouraging them to donate in increments of $1, $5 or $10. The company will then match all customer donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $75,000. Even the smallest donations go a long way with No Kid Hungry. For example:
- $25 can feed a child 250 nutritious meals throughout the summer.
- $50 can help a free summer meals site serve 500 summer meals to hungry kids.
- $100 can help summer meals sites invest in vital operating equipment.
“The reality that one in six children will face hunger this year is unacceptable, so we’re doing our part to bring positive change to this dire situation,” said Danny Lee, CEO at Newegg. “By encouraging our customers to donate and by dedicating corporate funds to match those donations, Newegg hopes to ease the burden hunger places on young people and their families.”
In addition to the donation-match announced today, Newegg also plans to reach out to its extensive network of suppliers to seek support from other tech companies that wish to fight childhood hunger. For more information and to make a donation in support of No Kid Hungry, visit https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=00-996-314.
About Newegg Inc.
Newegg Inc. is the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States. It owns and operates Newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com) which was founded in 2001 and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. The award-winning website has more than 32 million registered users and offers customers a comprehensive selection of the latest consumer electronics products, detailed product descriptions and images, as well as how-to information and customer reviews. Using the site's online tech community, customers have the opportunity to interact with other computer, gaming and consumer electronics enthusiasts. Newegg Inc. is headquartered in City of Industry, California. Newegg operates Hybrid Centers in City of Industry, CA and Richmond Hill, Ontario.
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast, eat healthy summer meals, and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.