Arby's Raises $3 Million for the No Kids Hungry Campaign

- Arby’s restaurants across the country raised a record-breaking $3 million in just six weeks to end childhood hunger in America, a 14% increase over 2012. Participating Arby’s restaurants collected donations from August 19 through September 29 in support of the Arby’s Foundation’s mission to end childhood hunger in partnership with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign. Customers were encouraged to donate $1 to show their support, and received a pin-up card to sign and display on the walls of their local restaurant.

Arby’s franchisee Carisch, Inc. raised the most money, contributing more than $134,000.  Carisch, Inc. owns and operates 67 Arby’s restaurants in 7 states.  Carisch Inc owns Arby’s in Milwaukee, all of MT and ND, Moorhead, MN, Sioux City, IA, South Sioux City, NE, Norfolk, NE, and the Ft. Myers, FL area.

“Since the beginning of this partnership, our goal was to take action to ensure that no child grows up hungry, and each year we are moving closer to that goal,” said Kate Atwood, executive director, Arby’s Foundation. “We are so proud of the role our franchisees, company-owned restaurants and employees have all played, working together to make such a positive impact in their communities.”

“The results from our partnership with Arby’s make a difference in the lives of millions of American children,” said Billy Shore, founder and CEO, Share Our Strength. “The franchisees and employees have been tremendous partners of the No Kid Hungry campaign, and we are so thankful for their continued support. It enables children to spend less time worrying about their next meal and more time on just being kids.”

Arby’s is the largest quick service restaurant chain to partner in a nationwide effort with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, and, since 2011, has raised more than $8 million for its mission. Its promotion is part of an annual movement led by the No Kid Hungry campaign, bringing together thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers across the country to support efforts to ensure that every child in the U.S. gets the food they need to learn and grow.

Arby’s has partnered with the No Kid Hungry campaign since 2011. From May until August of this year, the Arby’s Foundation traveled to 30 U.S. cities during the Hungry for Happiness tour to raise awareness about childhood hunger and help increase participation in free summer meal sites around the country.

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