DALLAS, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACE Cash Express, Inc., a leading retailer of financial services, helped feed the hungry this holiday season by providing 15,196 meals to North Texans in need.
For the ninth consecutive year, ACE hosted a four-week campaign against hunger in support of the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), a Dallas nonprofit hunger relief organization. Every dollar donated to NTFB supplies three meals to North Texans as a part of NTFB's 'ReThink Hunger' campaign, a three-year initiative to provide healthier food, develop new ways to extend their reach and improve the lives of those they serve.
This year, ACE met its fundraising goal of $5,000 and will also donate 235 lbs. of food to the North Texas Food Bank, providing a total of 15,196 meals. These contributions are made possible thanks to ACE's corporate office employees.
"One in six individuals in North Texas suffers from food insecurity," said Jan Pruitt, president and CEO of NTFB. "The North Texas Food Bank salutes ACE Cash Express for helping address this issue and thanks them for their extremely generous donation. This will provide more than fifteen thousand meals for hungry children, families and senior citizens seeking hope at the dinner table."
Since 2004, ACE has donated more than $7.3 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation and continues to support organizations that empower the communities it serves.
About ACE Cash Express
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, bill payment and prepaid debit card services. ACE is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States and the second largest owner and operator of short-term consumer loan stores in the United States. ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services. For additional information about ACE Cash Express, visit www.acecashexpress.com.
About North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization which leads the fight against hunger with knowledge-based strategies to distribute donated, purchased, and prepared foods through a network of feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties. NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through research, education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. In FY 2012, NTFB provided access to more than 47 million nutritious meals, a 45% increase year-over-year. Founded in 1982, the year 2012 marks NTFB's 30th anniversary. NTFB is a member of Feeding America (feedingamerica.org).
SOURCE ACE Cash Express, Inc.