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Mattress Firm and Partnership for a Healthier America Join Forces to Build Community Wellbeing

March 24, 2022

Mattress Firm stores nationwide will support PHA’s Food Equity work by supporting customer-driven donations starting this month

Mattress Firm logo WASHINGTON, DC – Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), the premier national nonprofit organization working to create lasting, systemic changes that transform the food landscape in pursuit of health equity, has welcomed Mattress Firm, the nation’s largest mattress specialty retailer, as its newest partner.

Mattress Firm will support PHA’s mission to promote community wellbeing and awareness of Food Equity by encouraging customers to donate through monthly point-of-sale (POS) donations in its stores nationwide. During the months of March and October, customers can visit any Mattress Firm location and donate to PHA at checkout. One hundred percent of customer donations will support PHA’s work to ensure every family, in every zip code, has affordable access to healthy food.

“We are grateful for forward-thinking partners like Mattress Firm who are committed to health equity and making wellness a reality for all families,” said Nancy E. Roman, President and CEO of Partnership for a Healthier America. “Having access to high-quality food and promoting healthy sleep helps communities and individuals thrive.”

“At Mattress Firm, we recognize that in addition to sleep and fitness, a healthy diet is an essential component of overall wellbeing,” said Katie Clark, Sr. Director of Communications at Mattress Firm. “We are honored to support PHA’s efforts as they work to ensure every American has access to healthy food.”

Founded in 2010, PHA was created to build on former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative. PHA works at all levels of the food system with a variety of partners to transform the food landscape in pursuit of Food Equity, the idea that everyone, everywhere should have access to healthy and sustainable food. Mattress Firm joins PHA’s list of more than 575 partners committed to supporting PHA’s mission.


ABOUT PARTNERSHIP FOR A HEALTHIER AMERICA

Partnership for a Healthier America is the premier national nonprofit organization working to create lasting, systemic changes that transform the food landscape in pursuit of health equity. PHA develops evidence-based approaches that are implemented in partnership with the private sector, nonprofits, and government, leveraging PHA’s assets and the partner’s knowledge to accelerate the pace of transformation.

ABOUT MATTRESS FIRM

For the past 90 years, Mattress Firm has made it easy to get a great night’s sleep by providing our customers an expertly curated collection of quality mattresses from the best brands. Today, with more than 2,300 neighborhood stores, we strive to match every customer with their perfect mattress at the perfect price. Our Sleep Experts™ help more than 3 million people a year find the right solution for their sleep needs. Our selection of mattresses and bedding accessories include leading brands such as Beautyrest®, Nectar®, Sealy®, Serta®, Simmons®, Sleepy’s® Stearns & Foster®, Tempur-Pedic®, Tuft & Needle®, tulo®, and Purple®. We also offer customers Sleep.com as a go-to resource for learning how to sleep better and feel better. Committed to serving our communities, the Mattress Firm Foster Kids program, in partnership with the Ticket to Dream Foundation, joined forces with local foster care non-profit partners to help children in foster care get better sleep so they can shape a better future.

PHA Media Contact: Megan Orciari, morciari@ahealthieramerica.org

Mattress Firm Media Contact: G’Nai Blakemore, gnai.blakemore@mfrm.com

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