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 dennysnokidhungry.com.
For more information about Denny’s annual fundraiser with No Kid Hungry and other social responsibility efforts, please visit http://www.dennys.com/company/social-responsibility/.
Denny’s is one of America’s largest full-service family restaurant chains, currently operating over 1,700 franchised, licensed and company-owned restaurants across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guam, the United Arab Emirates, Chile, Curaçao, El Salvador, and Trinidad and Tobago. For further information on Denny's, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at www.dennys.com or the brand’s social channels via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram or YouTube.
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.