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Donation enables Electrolux to quadruple Robertson County’s holiday meal distribution

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – Nov. 15, 2021 – Electrolux announced today that it is making a $90,000 donation to United Way of Greater Nashville to cover the full cost of Thanksgiving meal boxes for 1,500 local families in Robertson County.

Electrolux asked United Way what funding they would need to scale their process to cover the full need in the community, which is approximately 1,500 local families. The “Give Thanks” boxes include all the food needed for a traditional holiday meal for a family of four.

“We are so thankful for the Robertson County community,” said Nolan Pike, head of Electrolux North America. “Not only are we able to quadruple Robertson County’s holiday meal distribution this Thanksgiving, but we are providing fifteen hundred Thanksgiving meals to local needy families. We are proud to live our purpose – to shape living for the better – and hope that these meals bring joy to families this holiday season.”

According to the United Way, the average family of four receives $9.23 a meal through public assistance programs. The average cost of a traditional holiday dinner is roughly $60, which is six times the amount a family has available to spend on a single meal.

“United Way has never had funding for this many people for our ‘Give Thanks’ meal boxes, so we greatly appreciate the generous support from and our collaboration with Electrolux,” said Brian Hassett, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Nashville. “They have gone above and beyond to help support our efforts of providing meals for families who need it most this season.”

For those interested in registering for a “Give Thanks” meal box, contact United Way of Greater Nashville, United Ministries Food Bank, Robertson County Schools Family Resource Center, Connecting Robertson County and TN Kids Nutrition. Meals will be distributed Friday, November 19.

About Electrolux

Electrolux is a leading global appliance company that has shaped living for the better for more than 100 years. We reinvent taste, care and wellbeing experiences for millions of people, always striving to be at the forefront of sustainability in society through our solutions and operations. Under our brands, including Electrolux, AEG and Frigidaire, we sell approximately 60 million household products in approximately 120 markets every year. In 2020, Electrolux had sales of USD 14 billion and employed 48,000 people around the world. For more information, go to www.electroluxgroup.com.

About United Way of Greater Nashville

At United Way, we unite the community and mobilize resources so that every child, individual and family thrives. Together, we are working to create a community where every child receives a quality education, no one lives in poverty or poor health, and the most basic needs of our families are met. We are uniquely positioned to the lead this fight by bringing individuals, businesses, nonprofits and government to the table to have the tough conversations, mobilize the resources and make the smart investments that will create lasting solutions for our region’s most pressing issues. For more information, visit unitedwaygreaternashville.org and follow us on social media @UWNashville.

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Eloise Hale, Electrolux North America, Eloise.hale@electrolux.com


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