September 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS – Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is partnering with the No Kid Hungry® campaign to help end child hunger in America. From September 1 through September 30, all Southern California locations will donate $1 for every medium meal purchased, which includes a 12-inch sub, a drink and chips, to the No Kid Hungry® campaign.
With over 20 percent of kids in California lacking adequate access to proper nutrition, the September Dine Out initiative will not only positively impact these children, but also raise awareness in the community with the goal of eventually bringing that number down to zero. No Kid Hungry's endeavors helped Los Angeles-area schools serve 9.5 million more breakfasts to children in the 2012-2013 academic year alone. This year, Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is committed to doing its part and supporting the local community as the school year begins in Southern California. Every dollar donated by Capriotti's helps to feed a child for up to 10 meals, providing necessary nutrition for the student to succeed both in and out of the classroom.
"The Southern California Capriotti's partnership with No Kid Hungry is just one of the ways we give back to those who need us most, the children. As a restaurant brand, this topic touches our hearts and we want to do as much as possible to support the end of hunger in our local communities," said Ashley Morris, CEO of Capriotti's. "As the year continues, we will continue to do our best in helping those in need within our communities."
Participating Southern California Capriotti's locations include: Beverly Hills, Covina, Culver City, Encino, Glendora, Torrance, Walnut, Whittier, Tustin, Irvine Market Place, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, Mission Valley, San Marcos and SDSU.
For information regarding Capriotti's, please visit www.capriottis.com. For more information regarding No Kid Hungry, please visit www.nokidhungry.org.
Founded in 1976, Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, is an award-winning sandwich shop that remains true to their 38 year tradition of slow-roasting whole, all natural turkeys in-house every day. Capriotti's fresh ingredients, homemade subs and unique menu items have won numerous accolades including being named one of the "10 Great Places for a Surprising Sandwich" by USA Today and is a recent winner of "Best of" awards in Delaware, Las Vegas, Dallas, Quad Cities, Eastern Shore and San Diego. Capriotti's cold, grilled and vegetarian subs, cheese steaks and salads are available at more than 100 company-owned and franchise locations in 15 states and federal districts across the U.S. including: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington D.C. Their signature sub, The Bobbie® , was voted "The Greatest Sandwich in America" by thousands of readers across the country and reported by AOL.com. For more information, visit www.capriottis.com.
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five 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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