CANTON, Ohio – August 21, 2012 –– GE Capital Retail Bank in Canton is working with the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank to support the Foodbank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign. Harvest for Hunger is a two-month campaign that encourages people to support the Foodbank, either through charitable giving or with donations of non-perishable food.
As part of these efforts, over 60 GE employees volunteered nearly 350 hours over the course of two separate days, with two more volunteer events planned for August 21 and October 24. This will bring the employees involved to an estimated 150, and the volunteer hours are expected to exceed 750.
“Our volunteer efforts with the Foodbank gives us an opportunity to see first-hand how great the need is in our local community,” said project leader and GE Capital Retail Bank employee Nina Barnett.
About Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank was formed in 1982 by a group of community leaders who made a commitment to provide emergency food to our neighbors in need. Today, the Foodbank provides food and other essential items to member agencies in eight Northeast Ohio counties: Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne. These member agencies operate more than 450 programs like food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods and communities where people need food. For more information, visit http://www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/ or call 330-535-6900.
About GE Capital’s Retail Finance business
GE Capital’s Retail Finance business is among the country’s most successful retail lenders, with more than 75 years of experience in consumer financing. The business, which originates loans as a unit of GE Capital Retail Bank, provides customized credit programs to retailers and consumers in the United States and Canada that help drive sales. This includes private label and bankcard credit programs to major national, regional and independent retailers in the U.S., as well as private label credit programs, promotional and installment lending, bankcards and financial services for consumers through dealers; contractors; manufacturers; healthcare practices; and service providers across nearly 20 industries. More information can be found at www.gogecapital.com and twitter.com/GoGECapital.
GE Capital is one of the world’s largest providers of credit. For over one million businesses, large and small, GE Capital provides financing to purchase, lease and distribute equipment, as well as capital for real estate and corporate acquisitions, refinancings and restructurings. For our 100+ million consumer customers, GE Capital offers credit cards, sales finance programs, home, car and personal loans and credit insurance. For more information, visit www.gecapital.com or follow company news via Twitter @GECapital.
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