Premium Sandwich Franchise Assists National Campaign in Providing 300,000 Meals for Kids Struggling with Hunger
Through a first-time partnership with No Kid Hungry, Lenny’s Subs, a better-tasting sandwich franchise with more than 100 locations, raised $30,196 system-wide during September and October, equating to 300,000 meals for children in need. As part of the two-month campaign, Lenny’s locations asked patrons to donate $1 each time they visited. Diners’ good deeds were recognized with a sign on the wall of the restaurant and a coupon for a free cookie during their next visit.
“No one, let alone children, should have to wonder where their next meal will come from,” said Jason Vaughn, president and chief operations officer for Lenny’s. “Our first year working with No Kid Hungry has proved that communities across America understand this issue and are more than willing to help support children in need.”
Vaughn also mentioned the brand carefully examined five charities and was particularly impressed and moved by the No Kid Hungry mission and what it has achieved for children in need.
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.
According to No Kid Hungry, one in five American children struggles with hunger. 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.
“There are a number of ways we can end childhood hunger and everyone can help play a part,” said Diana Hovey, managing director of Dine Out for No Kid Hungry, the platform that unites restaurants to end childhood hunger. “We are thrilled by the outpouring of support from the restaurant industry in helping our cause and honored to have such an outstanding brand like Lenny’s, who cares about giving back to their community, helping out this year.”
Since the beginning, Lenny’s has been committed to quality. This attention to detail goes into every restaurant and sub sandwich. It’s also helped Lenny’s become one of the fastest-growing sub sandwich chains in the country. Today, Lennys Subs continues to expand throughout the United States by offering multi-restaurant franchise opportunities while selling the best-tasting all-American subs available. From a variety of breads baked fresh daily to premium meats and veggies sliced to order, Lenny’s customers keep coming back for more. 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 us 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.