September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - One in five children in America lives in a household without adequate access to food, according to the USDA, and this September, Salata, the nation's leading salad chain, is joining No Kid Hungry's national campaign to help end childhood hunger.
For its inaugural partnership with the organization, Salata will sell $5 coupon booklets at its 49 locations throughout Texas, California and Illinois, with all proceeds going to No Kid Hungry. Valued at $12, the coupons are redeemable for a variety of free items including premium toppings like avocado, signature drinks and more.
For every dollar raised, No Kid Hungry can provide 10 meals to children in need.
"Our mission is to serve customized, healthy options to our customers, and No Kid Hungry is committed to ensuring kids get the healthy foods they need," said Salata founder Berge Simonian. "We hope our guests will join us in supporting this very worthy campaign to provide relief to families in their communities."
Since the campaign's inception, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with more than 345 million additional meals.
"Everyone – private citizens, businesses, policymakers and nonprofits – has a role in helping end childhood hunger in America," said Billy Shore, founder and CEO of Share Our Strength®, the nonprofit that runs the No Kid Hungry campaign. "I encourage everyone to dine out often at participating restaurants wherever they are this September. Then visit NoKidHungry.org to join this national movement to ensure that every child in America has access to the nutritious food they need, every day."
To find the Salata location nearest you, please visit www.salata.com.
Founded in 2005, Houston-based Salata is the fastest-growing salad chain in the U.S., with nearly 50 corporate-owned and franchise locations in Texas, Illinois and Southern California. The "Next Generation Salad Bar" concept is gluten-free certified and offers tossed-to-order salads and wraps made from a selection of more than 50 fresh, pure ingredients including an array of lettuces, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, seeds, nuts, chicken, seafood and vegan proteins. All of Salata's dressings, soups and sauces are house-made. Freshly made soups, breads, desserts and signature teas and lemonades round out the menu. Ranked among the fastest-growing small chains in the U.S. by Restaurant Business, Salata plans to open 40 additional restaurants by the end of 2016. For more information, go to www.salata.com or www.facebook.com/mysalata.
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.