Arby’s Raises Record $3.4 Million to Help End Childhood Hunger in America

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Arby’s Raises Record $3.4 Million to Help End Childhood Hunger in America

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Monday, November 3, 2014 - 2:30pm

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ATLANTA, November 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Arby’s® restaurants across the country raised a record-breaking $3.4 million in just six weeks to end childhood hunger in America, a 10% increase over fundraising efforts in 2013.  The Arby’s Foundation has contributed nearly $73 million to child-related causes since its inception in 1986. 

From August 18 through September 28, participating Arby’s restaurants across the country teamed up with guests to collect donations for the Arby’s Foundation in support of its mission benefitting the Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry Campaign. Guests 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.

“Since the beginning of our support of the No Kid Hungry program, the Arby’s system has stood strong behind our goal of helping to ensure that no child goes hungry,” said Paul Brown, CEO, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. “Each year, we are able to say with pride that we are moving closer to that goal.  We are incredibly proud of the role our team members in our company and franchise-owned restaurants play in making a powerful difference in the communities they serve.”

“Our partnership with Arby’s continues to deepen with each passing year,” said Billy Shore, founder and CEO, Share Our Strength. “Every September, the team members, franchisees and guests help get us one step closer to No Kid Hungry through their incredible support.” 

Many Arby’s franchisees and team members played a crucial role in achieving this year’s unprecedented fundraising results. Nationally, as a Core partner with No Kid Hungry, these funds have helped connect kids struggling with hunger to more than 107 million additional meals. At the local level, Arby’s has supported organizations fighting childhood hunger in all 50 states.

Arby’s is the largest restaurant chain to partner in a nationwide effort with No Kid Hungry. This promotion is part of an overall joint effort to raise awareness around the issue of childhood hunger in the U.S. and to ensure that every child has the ability to reach their full potential, because preparing a child for success starts with a meal. 

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About Arby’s
Arby’s, founded in 1964, is the first nationally franchised sandwich restaurant brand, with nearly 3,400 restaurants worldwide. The Arby’s brand purpose is to “inspire smiles through delicious experiences.” Arby’s delivers on its purpose by celebrating the art of Meatcraft™ with a variety of high-quality proteins and innovative, crave-able sides, such as Curly Fries and Jamocha shakes. Arby’s Fast Craft™ restaurant services feature a unique blend of quick-serve speed combined with the quality and made-for-you care of fast casual.  Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the franchisor of the Arby’s Brand and is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Visit Arbys.com for more information or socially connect with Arby’s at: FacebookTwitterLinked In and Instagram.

About the Arby’s Foundation, Inc.
The Arby’s Foundation, the charitable arm of Arby’s, carries out a mission to end childhood hunger in America. Building on a philanthropic heritage that has contributed nearly $73 million to child-related causes since its inception in 1986, the Arby’s Foundation has launched a bold movement to educate, mobilize and empower Americans with the knowledge and resources needed to ensure food security for every single child.  With more than 16.7 million U.S. children—more than 1 in 5—facing hunger daily, the Arby’s Foundation has devoted its resources to providing education and access to wholesome food choices for children across the country. The Arby’s Foundation is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. To learn more, visit www.arbysfoundation.org.  

About No Kid Hungry®
No child should grow up hungry in America, but 1 in 5 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. No Kid Hungry connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals.  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.

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