Patrons Can Help Make No Kid Hungry a Reality with Donation of Just $1 Through October 2nd
To combat childhood hunger, Lennys Grill & Subs has once again teamed up with No Kid Hungry to provide as many as 300,000 meals to children in need. With a goal to raise $30,000, the home of delicious subs is encouraging just a $1 donation by its guests to No Kid Hungry from August 29th through October 2nd.
According to No Kid Hungry, one in five American children struggles with food insecurity, meaning they may not know where their next meal will come. But a $1 donation to the organization can help connect a child facing hunger with up to 10 meals*. Since 1984, Share Our Strength, which runs the No Kid Hungry campaign, has raised more than $528 million through corporate sponsorships, events and donations. During that timeframe, funds have been granted to more than 1,100 deserving organizations nationwide that help to feed hungry children.
“Everyone has a role in helping end childhood hunger in America,” said Diana Hovey, Senior Director, Dine Out for No Kid Hungry. “It’s heartwarming to see the restaurant industry come together for our cause, and we are thrilled to have an iconic brand like Lennys Grill and Subs, who cares about giving back to their community, join us once again this year.”
This is the second year that Lennys has partnered with No Kid Hungry. With the help of the hard work from the brand’s team members, Lennys exceeded its fundraising goal of $25,000 in 2015. Now, the brand is setting the bar even higher. If each of the brand’s 105 restaurants can raise $10 per day over the course of 35 days, Lennys will meet its goal of $30,000.
“We recognize the needs of those in our communities who don’t have enough nutritious food. No child should wonder if he or she will get a meal every day,” said Kevin Martin, president and CEO for Lennys. “We’re proud to team up with No Kid Hungry and excited to create this opportunity for both our customers and franchisees to help those in need.”
As part of the campaign running until October 2nd, Lennys is encouraging patrons to donate $1 each time they visit. Diners’ good deeds will be recognized with $2 off coupon for any club sandwich on their next visit.
Every year, thousands of restaurants across the country come together to raise money and awareness for No Kid Hungry, spurring millions of customers to donate to the charity at the point of sale in stores, online and social-media sites, or by participating in local fundraising and cause-marketing events.
Since the first Lenny’s Subs opened in 1998 in Memphis, TN, the mission has been simple: to make and serve great food. Known for serving the “World Class Philly Cheesesteaks” and other high quality deli sandwiches and salads, Lennys Grill & Subs offers breads baked fresh daily, premium meats sliced to order and freshly prepared toppings. With more than 100 locations today, Lennys Grill & Subs continues to expand throughout the southeast by offering single and multi-restaurant franchise opportunities while selling the best-tasting all-American subs available. For franchise information, visit http://www.lennysfranchise.com.
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 at NoKidHungry.org.
*This amount is based on the individual experiences of grant recipients. Contributions will be used to reach the highest number of children facing hunger in America. Share Our Strength is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.