Record number of restaurants join No Kid Hungry campaign

 
Sept. 12, 2012

Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry, a week-long fundraiser to help end childhood hunger in the U.S., will be held at participating restaurants from Sept. 16-22.

In its fifth year, the annual event has garnered a record-high level of support from restaurants nationwide to initiate fundraisers in an effort to end childhood hunger in America. These restaurants create their own way to raise funds, including promotions in which customers receive discount coupons in exchange for a minimum donation to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign.

Participating No Kid Hungry restaurants include Arby's, Benchmarc Restaurants by Marc Murphy, Bruegger's Bagels, Denny's, Corner Bakery Cafe, Fuddrucker's, Joe's Crab Shack, La Madeleine, Legal Sea Foods, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, Pizza Fusion, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Shari's Restaurant and Pies, Ted's Montana Grill, Togo's and many more. All participating restaurants can be found on the zip-code searchable map at www.DineOutForNoKidHungry.org.

"This is our fifth year of Dine Out For No Kid Hungry, and we've set some pretty high goals because millions of kids need our help," said Debbie Shore, co-founder of Share Our Strength. "The good news is that we have the solution. Kids aren't hungry because America has a lack of food or a lack of programs. They are hungry because too often there are barriers that make it hard for kids to participate. We are working to eliminate those barriers so that all children have access to the healthy foods they need. That's why it's so important for everyone to dine out for No Kid Hungry this September 16-22. There are more than 8,200 restaurants to choose from, and they've all come together to help us raise $5 million to help end childhood hunger in America."

Dine Out For No Kid Hungry is part of a month-long hunger awareness campaign by Share Our Strength and other hunger-relief organizations.

Dine Out For No Kid Hungry will have a number of social elements this year, to encourage customer participation, including a photo mosaic at Facebook.com/nokidhungry.

Guests can also participate in the Sept. 17 Dine Out For No Kid Hungry "twEAT OUT" by sending these Tweets:

  • Dine out this week and support ending childhood hunger. Find a restaurant near you http://ow.ly/d1nTO
  • #NoKidHungry Ditch the dishes! @Dine_Out and help end childhood hunger in America. #NoKidHungry http://ow.ly/d1nTO

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