Blissliving Home, the new interior lifestyle brand for the stylish consumer seeking modern design with global influence, announces the launch of its Give & Receive shopping event, to benefit Food for Others, the largest food bank in Northern Virginia.

With unemployment rates rising, food banks are struggling to keep up with the daily increasing demand. Compounding the problem is that food drives are typically a holiday phenomenon. By summer, many food banks’ supplies dwindle. This year, supplies might run out faster than in normal years.

Mei Xu, creator and CEO of Blissliving Home, says,
Food for Others provides families in Northern Virginia with thousands of free meals every day. We wanted to join them in the fight against hunger. I hope our support will help Food for Others meet the demand for free food during these trying times. Everyone deserves a good meal by the end of the day.


Throughout the months of April and May, Blissliving Home will donate 10 percent of orders placed in this promotion to Food for Others. As an additional bonus, Blissliving Home will offer customers free shipping.

Liz Reinert, Director of Operations for Food for Others, welcomes the Blissliving Home partnership. She says,
More and more Americans need food they cannot afford. We have seen the need for our services spike like never before. We appreciate Blissliving Home’s support at a time when the community needs it most.
The Give & Receive shopping event takes place via Blissliving Home’s online boutique now through Sunday, May 31. Customers should enter the code “Food4Others” at checkout to participate and receive free shipping. Thank you for your support.
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