One in every five children live in a house that struggles to put food on the table, according to No Kid Hungry. Consider this for a moment: a child who does not have breakfast is not going to do well in school and is going to be more sick than his or her fellow students. That same child is less likely to graduate high school and go on to college or other post secondary education and is therefore less likely to be financially secure in adulthood. The circle of hunger will continue unless we stop end childhood hunger. Arby’s Restaurant Group wants to end childhood hunger across the nation. Now through 28 September, Arby's will hold its annual in-store fundraiser to support the Arby's Foundation at its participating stores nationwide.
The "Give a $1 today, get $2 back" promotion encourages guests at participating Arby's restaurants to donate a dollar towards ending childhood hunger in America in partnership with No Kid Hungry. Guests will receive a coupon for two dollars off any future regular-sized combo meal or full-priced sandwich.
Locally, there are three Arby’s Restaurants.
- Park City Mall
- 2230 Lincoln Highway (across from the ATT Store and Dutch Wonderland)
- 3005 Columbia Avenue (near Industry Drive)
"Arby's continues to identify and pursue new opportunities and creative approaches to address the serious but solvable issue of ending childhood hunger in America," said Kate Atwood, executive director of the Arby's Foundation. "From our School's Out, Food's In summer innovation program, to our in-restaurant fundraiser and our race-day partnership with John Morrell Food Group, we strive to inspire our partners, franchisees and guests to help ensure that every child gets the food they need to learn, play and grow."
The restaurant chain is teaming with the John Morrell Food Group (JMFG), a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods to support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign.