Sunnyvale Community Services Receives Ultra-Large-Capacity Refrigerator Stocked With 47 Gallons of Milk From LG Electronics and Fry’s
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sunnyvale Community Services today thanked LG Electronics USA and Fry’s Electronics for providing a new state-of-the-art, ultra-large-capacity, four-door French-door refrigerator stocked with 47 gallons of milk to help feed the hungry and provide additional refrigeration space for the organization to store food donations.
“We are thrilled to receive the generous donations from LG and Fry’s,” said Marie Bernard, Executive Director of Sunnyvale Community Services. “The 47 gallons of milk will immediately go out to our families in need, and the refrigerator is essential in storing all of the perishable food items that we get donated to be given to our families and seniors.”
The donation of LG’s ultra-large capacity French-door refrigerator will offer additional storage for perishable food donations, as well as extra nourishment for those in need, by providing ample space to keep a variety of donated food items fresh and conveniently organized for those receiving aid from Sunnyvale Community Services. The energy-efficient refrigerator includes two bottom freezer drawers to store items that are larger or require longer-term storage. The Energy-Star rated refrigerator has a capacity of nearly 28 cubic feet, offers more usable refrigerator shelf space that can accommodate up to 47 gallons of milk, which was also included as part of the donation.
“In today’s economy, more and more people rely on organizations like Sunnyvale Community Services to help feed their families,” said John Weinstock, Vice President of Marketing, LG Electronics USA. “Partnering with Fry’s, we felt that a donation of a fully stocked, ultra-large capacity refrigerator would be an excellent way for us to make both an immediate and long term contribution to assist in the fight against hunger, as we offer a large quantity of nutritious fare, as well as something to help the organization continue to provide fresh food to families in need.”
“Hunger and homelessness affect even prosperous communities like Sunnyvale and the greater Silicon Valley region,” said Kathy Kolder, Executive Vice President and co-founder of Fry’s Electronics, Inc. “We are pleased to partner with LG Electronics USA in the donation of a refrigerator, stocked with milk, to Sunnyvale Community Services. Fry’s celebrates its twenty-sixth year anniversary this week, and it is only fitting that we make this donation to Sunnyvale Community Services which has been serving families and seniors, where Fry’s Electronics began, since 1970.”
Sunnyvale Community Services is an independent, nonprofit emergency assistance agency working to prevent homelessness and hunger for low income families and seniors facing temporary crises. Second Harvest Food Bank identified Sunnyvale as among the top ten neediest cities in terms of hunger and food insecurity. Last year, Sunnyvale Community Services distributed to over 70,000 families and provided over $1.6 million in financial assistance. According to United Way Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale is identified as one of the country’s fastest growing poverty areas.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.
About Fry’s Electronics
Based in San Jose, Calif., Fry’s was founded as a Silicon Valley retail electronics store to provide a one-stop-shopping environment for the hi-tech professional. Fry’s continues to keep hi-tech professionals supplied with products representing the latest technological trends and advances in the personal computer marketplace. Fry’s retails over 50,000 electronics items within each store, now totaling 34. There are currently 8 stores in Northern California, 9 stores in Southern California, 8 stores in Texas, 2 stores in Arizona and Georgia, and 1 store each in Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Illinois, and Indiana. The Stores range in size from 50,000 to over 180,000 square feet. Fry’s also provides customers with added shopping opportunities via its on line center at www.Frys.com.
About Sunnyvale Community Services
Sunnyvale Community Services, a non-profit based in Sunnyvale, CA, has been around for over 40 years working to prevent homelessness and hunger. The agency provides food and financial assistance to low-income families and low-income seniors. In addition to the food program, Sunnyvale Community Services distributes additional food to families with children during the summer months, provides low-income children with a brand new backpack filled with school supplies in August, and operates a Community Christmas Center that provides clients the opportunity to “shop” for food and gifts for their families. For more information, please visit www.svcommunityservices.org.
SOURCE LG Electronics USA