October initiative to raise funds for breast cancer awareness
Walk-On’s Enterprises announced today that it will donate $20,025 to Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. The fundraising initiative ran throughout the month of September at all Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar locations throughout Louisiana.
This is the first year Walk-On’s has supported the campaign, which is organized by Share Our Strength, a national not-for-profit organization that works to ensure no child in America grows up hungry. Thanks to the No Kid Hungry campaign, every $1 donated feeds a child up to 10 meals.
“I’m really proud of all our employees, as well as our awesome customers, who gave so generously to this important initiative,” said Brandon Landry, co-owner and founder of Walk-On’s Enterprises. “If there’s anything every one of us can agree on it’s that no child in America should ever go to bed hungry, and yet one in five kids will do so tonight. In Louisiana, it’s one in four. That’s a travesty, and all of us at Walk-On’s wanted to do our part to bring an end to this unacceptable problem.”
Building on last month’s successful fundraising initiative, Walk-On’s is now turning its attention to Breast Cancer Awareness. Throughout the month of October, Walk-On’s will donate $3 from every $6 “Tata-Tini” Cosmo its customers purchase to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. All four Walk-On’s locations in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans are once again participating in the month-long drive.
“We’re not decorating the restaurants in pink, but we’re all-in on raising funds for breast cancer research,” said Scott Taylor, president and COO of Walk-On’s Enterprises. “We invite everyone who loves a great Cosmo to drop by, enjoy our delicious Tata-Tini, and help us fight breast cancer this month.”
Walk-On’s Enterprises is arguably the most distinctive restaurant company in America. Its concepts are fresh, fun and original, from Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar — voted ESPN’s “Best Sports Bar in North America” — to Happy’s Irish Pub and Walk-On’s Catering. Additional growth lies ahead, as the company expands on its winning combination of delicious, affordable food and drinks presented in an uncommonly warm and friendly atmosphere.
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.