CARLSBAD, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2014) – Daphne's California Greek, with its unique menu that fuses Mediterranean, Greek and California flavors in 50 restaurants in California, Colorado and Arizona, has launched "Spoon It Forward," a new charitable program to support three Feeding America affiliates in Southern California.
For every cup of its popular Lemon Chicken Soup sold on "Souper Sundays" in February, Daphne's will donate the equivalent dollar amount to Feeding America San Diego, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
Daphne's hopes to raise as much as $5,000 to help feed the hungry and disadvantaged in Southern California. The price of a cup of Daphne's Lemon Chicken Soup is $1.69, which will cover the cost of eight full meals through Feeding America.
"Daphne's "Spoon It Forward" program will help Feeding America San Diego and our partners in Orange County and Los Angeles feed families facing hunger throughout Southern California," said Jennifer Gilmore, executive director of Feeding America San Diego. "More than 50 million Americans experience hunger on a daily basis, and we are so grateful for companies such as Daphne's, who are stepping up and helping make a difference."
Established in 2007, Feeding America San Diego (FASD) is San Diego's largest hunger?relief organization, distributing more than 23 million pounds of food within the last year, and the only Feeding America affiliate in the county. FASD works closely with more than 160 partner agencies, local school districts, corporate partners and a network of volunteers to serve 73,000 children, families and seniors in need each week. Devoted to feeding the hungry, advocacy, and education, FASD is committed to building a hunger?free and healthy San Diego through innovative programs and collaborative partnerships. To learn more about Feeding America San Diego and its hunger?relief initiatives, visit feedingamericasd.org.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is working to eliminate hunger in Orange County. Through a network of nearly 500 local member nonprofits, the Food Bank distributes more than 16 million pounds of nutritious food to our neighbors in need every year. Learn more about Second Harvest Food Bank's work in the community – and how you can help – at FeedOC.org.
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank currently distributes more than 1 million pounds of food a week – the equivalent of 830,000 meals. One million individuals including 400,000 children and seniors depend on these meals. To learn more about our efforts towards the fight against hunger please visit us at lafoodbank.org.
With 50 restaurants in California, Arizona and Colorado, Daphne's California Greek offers Mediterranean?inspired, California fare made with high quality ingredients and a focus on more nourishing and healthful options. Daphne's menu takes its inspiration from health?conscious consumers who desire quality, flavorful foods that can also fuel their active and full lifestyles. The menu includes specialty salads, flatbread pizzas, pita sandwiches, and grilled seafood complemented with flavorful sides such as a spicy Fire Feta dip, roasted veggies, and savory tabouli. Most menu items fall under 700 calories and can be customized to accommodate low?fat, low?carb, high protein diets as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten?free diets.
More information is available at www.daphnes.biz. Consumers can "like" Daphne's Facebook page to receive updates on community activities, specials and new menu items.
SOURCE Daphne's California Greek
California Greek™, a term coined by Daphne's, represents a new genre of food: Fresh California cuisine influenced by Greek and Mediterranean flavors and dishes.