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Meijer Family Spotlight

February 2023

Welcome to our Meijer Family Spotlight Series, where we’ll feature just a few of the 2,300 families we’re providing with beds and furniture each year.

Each family who is featured will receive a $250 Meijer gift card… and we thank Meijer for their generous support of the Furniture Bank and the families we serve!

Meet Jerika

Jerika Jones was introduced to the Furniture Bank at a very difficult time in her life. She had been in a car accident that caused her to lose her job and a recent separation from her husband added additional financial hardship.

With her two sets of twins – ages fifteen and twenty-one – living with her, her family was in a difficult place. They did not have beds or furniture, so they were forced to sit on the floor and sleep on air mattresses.

Jerika Jones (pictured with her son, Ryan) is in our Meijer Spotlight for the month of February.

“I became very depressed. We were living on the floor before receiving assistance from the Furniture Bank,” says Jerika.

The Furniture Bank provided Jerika’s family with sofas, beds, dressers, tables, and chairs. She and her children can now sit at the table to eat a meal – they even enjoy building puzzle together! She now feels ready to move forward in a healthier way.

“Now we can enjoy dinner together,” says Jerika. “We also received dressers to help organize and store items – it was so hard to find decent quality dressers on our budget. My house is now a home, and I am so thankful!”

Jerika’s is one of 2,300 families the Furniture Bank helped in 2022, providing 18,500 items valued at more than $1 million. Her family has received a $250 Meijer gift card, with which they can put food on the table they received, or clothing in their dresser drawers.

Jerika's children putting together a puzzle

Jerika’s children enjoy a puzzle at dining room table they received from the Furniture Bank. (left to right) Raine, Calab, Armon, (future son in law) Cayla (the bride to be).

Jerika's daughter enjoying their new couch

Now family members of all ages can feel comfortable in Jerika’s home!

The Furniture Bank thanks Meijer for their support of this program… and Jerika’s family was able to show their appreciation while attending a recent Pistons game!

Jerika's children putting together a puzzle

Jerika’s family attending a recent Pistons game.


Meijer is a family-owned retailer committed to enriching lives in the communities it serves, following a simple philosophy established by their founder:

“Take care of your customers, team members and community … and all of them will take care of you, just like a family.”

– Fred Meijer