North Carolina A&T
"I believe Denny’s could further their efforts by partnering with other organizations such as the City of Spartanburg Police Department in the National Night Out event held annually to engage with and identify the needs of the community."
"Providing balanced meals, reaching out to those in need, and always seeking more improvement within low-income areas can help Denny’s bring communities together. A nurturing, balanced meal can make a difference in a person's life. Denny’s providing weekly fresh meals within neighborhoods or areas can change the atmosphere of the environment."
College of Charleston
"Since Denny's is such a popular and well-known corporation, it would be helpful for Denny's to host, sponsor, or even promote the goodwill of community partnerships. A perfect example would be for Denny’s corporation to collaborate with community partners."
Central State University
"Denny’s is committed to giving back to local communities with their programs. Their team members love to volunteer with these events that Denny's hosts because they love to help out ones who need food, making their day better and making others smile. "
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Knoxville , TN
"Denny's can help bring communities together by being a middle ground for people from different perspectives to talk. In today's age, many people are on extreme ends of their opinions, and there is little to no effort to look towards the other side or meet in the middle. A place like Denny's could provide a safe space for dialogue from opposing sides that may become a team."
Norfolk State University
"Denny's can help bring communities together by reaching out to young people like myself and getting our thoughts and ideas on a regular basis. Answering this essay question is a perfect example of one way that could be accomplished. We as young people have many ideas, but we just need a platform to talk openly about them. "
University of WA Seattle Campus
Federal Way, WA
"If Denny's focused on low-income neighborhoods and found a neutral area to host the gathering, they could also bring members from the community to form a committee that helps plan the fine details. This gathering could be held sometime in the afternoon, and weekly. "
University of Kentucky
"With Denny’s help kids like me from low income homes get the glorious opportunity to attend college and live the life they’ve desired in their dreams and with the Urban League and Denny’s working together they can reach multiple communities and improve upon them and initiate a new era of empowerment, opportunity, equality, and peace."
Coastal Carolina University
"Denny's can foresee, conceive, and actualize a genuine future for everyone by creating numerous opportunities for apprenticeships and internships to provide direct experiences. By doing this, Denny’s can bring diverse populations together as they work towards attaining economic stability in communities which is more vital today more than ever."
"I would like Denny's to start a socially responsible program where students can receive meals in exchange for summer work. Denny’s can partner with local libraries to start reading programs where children will receive tokens for the number of books read. The children can turn those tokens over to Denny’s to receive a free meal."
"In addition to the incredible dining experience, Denny’s helps build the community through several community services and charity efforts. One of these charitable efforts is the company’s contribution to the No Kid Hungry foundation. This partnership has provided 100 million meals to hungry children in America since 2011."
University of South Carolina
"I believe that the most effective way for Denny’s to bring communities together is through sports and mentoring programs. Similar to the design of traditional summer camps, Denny’s could fund mentoring programs that run during the summer and the school year."
"A way Denny’s can help bring communities together is by helping fund a community playground park. Parks are a great way of providing fun physical activity, promoting social skills, and limiting time on digital media. An issue today with children and adolescents is that they are spending an inordinate amount of time on digital media."
N.C. A&T State University
"First and foremost, bringing a whole community together starts with unity you may ask yourself is this community united for instance say the answer is no. The first step would be what kind of event could we have that could bring the whole community together, and an event that suites everyone including kids and elders."
Florida A&M University
"Founded as a donut shop in 1953 in Lakewood, California, Denny’s has been a constant in the community for 68 years and there are ways that this organization can bring people of our communities closer together, including food pantries, expanded internship opportunities, and partnerships with local high schools. Denny’s can help strengthen community bonds by joining in the fight against hunger and food insecurities."
Fort Wayne, IN
"Denny’s has the rare opportunity to support a program that will exist long after it’s conception. Denny’s has the chance to correct an immense wrong of the past and provide a solution for far off future generations. I truly believe this modern-day free breakfast program has the potential and brain power to not only be erected into actuality, but to change the lives of those too young to advocate change for themselves."
"Knowing the people of your community is essential to growth and happiness. With knowing one another you are meeting new friends, creating relationships, and finding opportunities. The assumed goal is to put a smile on everyone’s faces and serve as an organization that is known to help one another. However, it will only work if everyone is on board! No one should feel left out nor unworthy in opportunities to help and grow communities."
Southern University A&M College
"Since it was founded in 1953, Denny’s has been a remarkable restaurant for communities to come together and be able to express opinions and emotions that they are unable to do in the outside world. With it being a 24 hour establishment, it has become a safe space to enjoy food from breakfast to dinner. Personally, Denny’s has always been a go to spot after high school dances, graduation, and many other celebrations for my family and I."
Brigham Young University
"Currently, I believe Denny's can help bring communities together by hosting local activities that build up communities. Perhaps, hosting a company party, hosting a local school fundraiser, creating a book drive, a pantry drive, and/or feed the homeless or train a homeless to be a dynamite Denny's employee."