Arby’s Raises Record $4.3 Million to Help End Childhood Hunger in America
ATLANTA, November 09, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Arby’s® restaurants across the country raised more than $4.3 million to end childhood hunger in America, surpassing last year’s record-breaking $3.7 million. This fall, participating Arby’s restaurants teamed with guests to collect donations for the Arby’s Foundation, in support of its mission to end childhood hunger in America in partnership with No Kid Hungry.
“Childhood hunger is a pervasive, yet solvable issue in the United States,” said Paul Brown, CEO, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. “More than 16 million children in America struggle with hunger. Despite this, we remain optimistic that we can make a difference thanks to the support we’ve received from our guests, franchisees and team members. I am very proud of the work that the Arby’s Foundation is doing to both elevate awareness and work toward a solution for this crucial issue.”
2016 marks the fifth year of the Arby’s Foundation’s partnership with No Kid Hungry. In that time the Foundation has become the single largest supporter of No Kid Hungry’s grant program. Additionally, the Arby’s Foundation is a founding sponsor of the No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices, a center dedicated to crafting the best research, analysis and strategies around the fight to end childhood hunger
“We believe that providing access to food choices is the first step in empowering children to achieve their best,” said Christopher Fuller, executive director of the Arby’s Foundation. “The Arby’s Foundation is proud to work with the entire Arby’s system, No Kid Hungry and our guests to ensure that children have access to the meals that they need to learn and grow.”
The national fundraiser has generated nearly $20 million since 2011. Through these funds and its partnership with No Kid Hungry, the Arby’s Foundation continues to fight childhood hunger at both the national and local level.
Arby’s, founded in 1964, is the first nationally franchised sandwich restaurant brand, with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide. The Arby’s brand purpose is “Inspiring Smiles Through Delicious Experiences®.” Arby’s restaurants feature Fast Crafted® service, a unique blend of quick-serve speed and value combined with the quality and made-for-you care of fast casual. Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s brand and is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Visit Arbys.com for more information.
With the current growth and momentum of the Brand, Arby’s is actively seeking new franchisees. To learn more about available markets and requirements, visit ArbysFranchising.com.
About the Arby’s Foundation, Inc.
The Arby’s Foundation, whose mission is to end childhood hunger in America, is the independent charitable arm of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. Building on a philanthropic heritage that has contributed more than $76 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. Today, 16.7 million U.S. children—more than 1 in 5—face hunger daily; the Arby’s Foundation, through the AFA Service Corporation (Arby’s Franchise Association), Arby’s National Restaurant Fundraising Program, Community Grants Program, Corporate Partnership Programs, and community outreach initiatives has devoted its resources to providing 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 No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.