DALLAS, Dec. 22, 2010 // PRNewswire // -- ACE Cash Express, Inc., a leading retailer of financial services, announced a donation of $3,803 to the North Texas Food Bank and a donation of 1,710 pounds in support of its mission to Close the Gap by uniting the community to provide 50 million meals by 2011.
This donation was made possible through the ACE Community Fund, ACE's corporate giving program that focuses on children, education and financial literacy.
"ACE Cash Express is proud to present the North Texas Food Bank with these donations," said ACE Senior Vice President Eric Norrington. "ACE and our associates are committed to supporting the North Texas Food Bank. Our Annual Holiday Food Drive creates camaraderie with our associates while supporting our community."
North Texas Food Bank reported that ACE's 1,710 pound donation combined with its financial contribution will provide more than 17,000 meals this holiday season.
"We are so thankful for businesses like ACE Cash Express that not only acknowledge the need in North Texas, but work hard to do something about it," said Jan Pruitt, President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. "According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Texas is the second hungriest state in the nation; that is simply unacceptable. It's up to each and every one of us to step forward, open our hearts, and give back—and ACE Cash Express has set a terrific example for our community in this regard."
For media inquiries or additional information about ACE Cash Express and the ACE Community Fund please contact Vanessa Segovia via email at email@example.com or by phone at 972-550-5161.
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. As of June 30, 2010, ACE has a network of 1,757 stores in 37 states and the District of Columbia, consisting of 1,694 company-owned stores and 63 franchised stores. 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.
Established in 2003, the ACE Cash Express Community Fund is the corporate giving program supporting organizations that help children, support education and promote financial literacy, and is focused on giving back to communities where ACE has stores. Each year, ACE sets aside one percent of the previous year's net profit to support these worthwhile causes through the ACE Community Fund. Since inception, the ACE Community Fund has donated more than $5 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation.
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of 1,184 feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties. The NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. Close the Gap is the NTFB's 3-year initiative to unite the community to narrow the food gap by providing access to 50 million meals annually by 2011.
SOURCE ACE Cash Express, Inc.