Press Release

Denny’s Helps to End Childhood Hunger in the U.S. Through $1 Million Donation

Contribution from America’s Diner will provide 10 million meals to children in need through No Kid Hungry®

For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:

Jillian Hutwagner
Erwin Penland

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 15, 2017) – As part of its commitment to feeding the communities in which it serves, Denny’s will donate $1 million to No Kid Hungry® to end childhood hunger in the U.S. This year’s donation will help provide 10 million meals to children in need across the country, marking this the largest contribution made by Denny’s in the company’s six-year partnership with No Kid Hungry. To date, Denny’s has donated more than $4.3 million to the cause, helping connect kids in need with over 43 million meals.

“Through the incredible support of Denny’s guests and the unwavering dedication of our team members and franchisees, we are proud to donate $1 million to No Kid Hungry and help connect children in need with access to healthy, consistent meals,” said John Miller, Denny’s president and chief executive officer. “Every dollar raised through Dine Out for No Kid Hungry helps to make a significant impact in the fight to end childhood hunger, and we are grateful for the generosity of those who participated in this year’s record-breaking effort for Denny’s.”

This year’s campaign ran from September through mid-December, with each $1 donation from guests providing 10 healthy meals to children in the U.S. To thank guests for their generosity, Denny’s provided a discount coupon in exchange for each donation made in-restaurant. More than 1,500 Denny’s restaurants nationwide participated, each showing their support with special in-store displays, signage, buttons and more.

In addition to in-store donations, Denny’s gave guests multiple ways to help this important cause. Every time a Denny’s fan shared a food picture with the hashtag #ShareMySlam on Twitter and Instagram, Denny’s donated $1 to No Kid Hungry. Denny’s also reached out to their online audience to make a donation at

For more information about Denny’s annual fundraiser with No Kid Hungry and other social responsibility efforts, please visit

About Denny’s Corp.

Denny's Corporation is the franchisor and operator of one of America's largest full-service family restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants. Denny's has approximately 1,700 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world including 147 restaurants in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Philippines, New Zealand, Honduras, the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, Guam, Guatemala, the United Kingdom, El Salvador, Indonesia, and Aruba. For further information on Denny's, including news releases, please visit the Denny's website at or the brand’s social channels via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn or YouTube.

About No Kid Hungry®

No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 4 kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty. Join us at