May 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS – Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop is partnering with The Las Vegas Rescue Mission to launch a city-wide summer food drive to benefit local at-risk school children. The Summer Meals for Kids Food Drive will run from May 1st to May 29th at all Capriotti’s locations in the Las Vegas area. Non-perishable food donations can be placed in specially marked bins and guests who donate five or more items will receive a 9” to 12” sandwich upsize.
Many Las Vegas children depend on government-funded lunch programs to receive the proper nutrition they need when school is in session. During summer vacation, this program is temporarily halted and these children have limited access to essential meals. Capriotti’s is dedicated to raising awareness to this serious issue and all donations will be collected for The Las Vegas Rescue Mission who will then distribute to local children in need. Capriotti’s employees are also doing their part by volunteering and donating catered lunches to local elementary schools at the end of the month.
“With the help of the community and our loyal fans, we raised over 3,000 pounds of food last summer,” said Ashley Morris, CEO of Capriotti’s. “This year, we hope to surpass that amount in order to provide more local children with nutritious meals so no child will go hungry this summer.”
“There are approximately 300,000 people in Clark County that are food insecure and we strive to not only lower that number, but to also raise awareness in our community on this issue,” said John Fogal, Director of Development at The Las Vegas Rescue Mission. “We have experienced great success in partnering with Capriotti’s, especially because they have such an enormous presence in the Las Vegas area, and we are grateful to be able to work with them once again this summer.”
For a full list of locations and to learn more about Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, please visit www.capriottis.com. To learn more about The Las Vegas Rescue Mission, please visit www.vegasrescue.org.
Founded in 1976, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, is an award-winning sandwich shop that remains true to their 39 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 16 states and federal districts across the U.S. including: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, 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.
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission has been assisting homeless men, women and children in the community for over 40 years. Since our beginning in 1970, the Mission has been providing food to the hungry every day, providing shelter to the homeless, and providing an addiction recovery and back-to-work program for those who have lost their way. Last year alone we served nearly 350,000 meals, provided nearly 50,000 nights of shelter, gave clothing and basic need items to over 16,000 needy men, women and children, assisted over 40 families go from homeless to a home, and saw 64 men and women complete the year long recovery program and return to the workplace. For more information, visit www.vegasrescue.org.
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