Across the U.S., more than 15 million households struggle to put food on the table every day.1 At TJX, we aim to help those who are affected by hunger in our communities by investing in hunger relief organizations as part of our long-standing commitment to support causes that help promote the health of families and children.
Beginning in 2015, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods teamed up to help address this problem by raising money for food bank organizations one weekend in November, with Sierra and Homesense joining the effort in 2017. In 2017, we were pleased to provide more than $2 million to support more than 150 food banks across the country, thanks to generous in-store donations from our customers, together with a donation from The TJX Foundation. As a result, we helped provide over 21 million meals2 to people in need…from Spokane, Washington, to Dallas, Texas, to Auburn, Maine.
In addition to this November fundraising campaign, many TJX Associates are involved year-round in these efforts. By volunteering their time at local food banks and holding drives at our distribution centers, stores, and corporate offices, our Associates champion the cause and make a hands-on difference to help families in need. In all, we support more than 300 hunger relief organizations across the country annually.