Arby’s and its Guests Aim to Raise More Than $3.2 Million to End Childhood Hunger in America
The Fourth Annual In-Store Fundraiser Kicks Off August 18 to Raise Money for the Arby’s Foundation and the Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry® Campaign
ATLANTA, August 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Arby’s® restaurants across the country are teaming up with their guests to help put an end to childhood hunger in America. From August 18 until September 28, Arby’s will collect donations for the Arby’s Foundation in support of its mission to end childhood hunger in partnership with the Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry Campaign. Now in its fourth year, the in-store fundraiser has received unprecedented support from franchisees, with commitments from over 25 new franchisees and over 250 new units participating. The goal of this year’s fundraiser is to raise more than $3.2 million nationally, surpassing last year’s record amount of $3 million.
Guests who donate $1 or more at participating restaurants will receive a pin-up card to sign and hang on the walls of the restaurant to show their support. As a thank you for their donations, guests will receive a coupon for $2 off their next purchase of any full-priced sandwich or regular size meal.
“Childhood hunger is a serious but solvable problem that affects every community in this country,” said Paul Brown, CEO, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. “With one in five children struggling with hunger, Arby’s carries a vision to ensure all children in America have access to wholesome food so they can fully achieve their best. As we strive to remove obstacles and empower youth, we want to encourage and inspire our guests to do the same.”
“Arby’s extraordinary commitment to No Kid Hungry means millions of kids in America are able to get the food they need to thrive,” said Billy Shore, founder and CEO of Share Our Strength. “By dining at Arby’s and making a donation, you can join us and help make No Kid Hungry a reality.”
Since 2011, the fundraiser has generated over $7.7 million, helping to further the impact Arby’s has made in ending childhood hunger. Nationally, in partnership with No Kid Hungry, these funds have helped connect kids struggling with hunger with more than 107 million additional meals. At the local level, 200 grants have been given to 195 organizations fighting childhood hunger in 41 states.
Arby’s is the largest restaurant chain to partner in a nationwide effort with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. This promotion is part of an overall joint effort to raise awareness around the issue of childhood hunger in the U.S. and to ensure that every child gets the food needed to learn, play and grow.
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Arby’s, founded in 1964, is the first nationally franchised sandwich restaurant brand, with nearly 3,400 restaurants worldwide. The Arby’s brand purpose is to “inspire smiles through delicious experiences.” Arby’s delivers on its purpose by celebrating the art of Meatcraft™ with a variety of high-quality proteins and innovative, crave-able sides, such as Curly Fries and Jamocha shakes. Arby’s Fast Craft™ restaurant services feature a unique blend of quick-serve speed combined with the quality and made-for-you care of fast casual. Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the franchisor of the Arby’s Brand and is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Visit Arbys.com for more information or socially connect with Arby’s at: Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and Instagram
About the Arby’s Foundation, Inc.
The Arby’s Foundation, whose mission is to end childhood hunger in America, is the charitable arm of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. Building on a philanthropic heritage that has contributed more than $70 million to child-related causes since its inception in 1986, the Arby’s Foundation has launched a bold new movement to educate, mobilize and empower Americans with the knowledge and resources needed to ensure food security for every single child.
With more than 16.7 million U.S. children—more than 1 in 5—facing hunger daily, the Arby’s Foundation has devoted its resources to providing education and access to wholesome food choices for children across the country. The Arby’s Foundation is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. To learn more, visit www.arbysfoundation.org.
About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.