November 04, 2016 // Franchising.com // Milford, CT – Yesterday, Americans turned out in huge numbers to participate in the first-ever SUBWAY® #GoodDeedFeed event on National Sandwich Day to help Americans facing hunger. Today, SUBWAY® restaurants will make the largest single day donation – 11 million meals* – to Feeding America® and its nationwide network of food banks.
“We want to thank our thousands of restaurant owners and millions of guests for enthusiastically coming together to help feed America,” said Suzanne Greco, President and CEO, SUBWAY® restaurants. “Together, our seemingly small steps have led to 11 million meals being donated to Feeding America® to help our neighbors in need.”
“We are incredibly grateful for SUBWAY® restaurants and guests for supporting the #GoodDeedFeed on National Sandwich Day,” said Diana Aviv, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding America. “The historic support of this campaign and resulting generous donation will go a long way in helping people in need in communities across the country.
The Good Deed Feed™ was supported with a dedicated Mic content series featuring heartfelt stories from SUBWAY® and Feeding America food banks. (http://mic.com/gooddeedfeed) Mic made a meal donation every time their content was shared, with more than 6,499 shares and counting.
In Canada, SUBWAY® restaurants partnered with Food Banks Canada on a similar offer to support the more than 550 food banks across the country. The final results far exceed the original goal of 303,000 meals, which is approximately the number of children that use the food banks every month.
*$1 helps provide 11 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local food banks.
Guests in 112 countries have easy access to a fresh line-up of vegetables for their made-to-order sandwiches and salads at more than 44,600 franchised locations. Sandwich Artists serve 7.5 million sandwiches a day around the world. The company, founded 50 years ago by then 17-year-old Fred DeLuca and family-friend Dr. Peter Buck, is still a family-owned business with thousands of dedicated franchisees/entrepreneurs in neighborhoods around the world, providing easy access to vegetables, detailed nutrition, dietary, and healthy lifestyle information. This has been a priority for the SUBWAY® restaurants chain for many years. To learn more, visit www.subway.com. SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Subway IP Inc.
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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