Local restaurants partner with No Kid Hungry® for fourth year, offer guests free Shareable with $2 donation and a matching donation
Grand Rapids-based Pasta Per Trio, the Michigan franchisee of Noodles & Company (Noodles) (NASDAQ:NDLS), announced today that it will partner with No Kid Hungry® for the fourth consecutive year to help end childhood hunger in America.
By donating $2 to the nonprofit campaign at participating Noodles restaurants from August 28 through September 24, guests will receive a coupon for a free Shareable item to enjoy on their next visit. In addition, Noodles will match every $2 donation made on August 28. Each $2 donation helps supply 20 meals to kids in need.
Locally, the No Kid Hungry® campaign supports the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Gleaners Community Food Bank for Southeastern Michigan, children who attend Detroit Public Schools Community District and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint.
Studies by No Kid Hungry® indicate that one in six kids experiences hunger on a regular basis and that 95 percent of teachers believe hunger impacts their students’ ability to succeed. In addition, 77 percent of teachers directly correlate hunger with poor academic performance. With the start of the academic year, Noodles believes there is no better time than now to support families struggling to afford enough food for their families.
“In 2018, Noodles & Company guests in Michigan donated more than $25,000 to make an impact on childhood hunger,” said Tom Shephard, Vice President of Pasta Per Trio, the Michigan Noodles & Company franchisee. “We’re proud to serve great food and believe there is no reason any child in Michigan should be hungry. With the help of our guests, we’re committed to doing our part for families in need in our state.”
With the help of its guests, Noodles has donated nearly $1.7 million, or approximately 17 million meals, to No Kid Hungry® since 2016. This year, the company hopes to raise more than $550,000 nationally.
On Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ET, Noodles will also participate in ‘No Kid Hungry Live with Busy Philipps,’ a livestreamed variety show. The show will feature funny moments and games, interviews, and a special money-can’t-buy giveaway experience offered by No Kid Hungry/Dine at Noodles & Company to one lucky viewer. The 90 minute show will stream on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Viewers must visit NoKidHungry.org/Dine to enter for a chance to win the sweepstakes and to find participating restaurants. The sweepstakes will run September 4 – September 30.
About Pasta Per Trio
Pasta Per Trio is the Michigan franchisee of Noodles & Company. Pasta Per Trio employs 550 people at 21 locations, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Holland, Lansing and Metro Detroit. Founded in 2004 by a group of investors in Madison, Wisconsin, the first location in Michigan opened in July 2005. A large part of Pasta Per Trio’s success has been the philosophy of developing from within. The majority of restaurant and senior management staff have been promoted from other positions within the company.
About Noodles & Company
Since 1995, Noodles & Company has been serving noodles your way, with noodles and flavors that you know and love to new ones you’re about to discover. From indulgent Wisconsin Mac & Cheese to better-for-you Zoodles and Other Noodles, the company serves a world of flavor in every bowl. Made up of more than 450 restaurants and 10,000 passionate team members, Noodles was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Denver Business Journal for its unique culture built on the value of “Loving Life,” which begins by nourishing and inspiring every team member and guest who walks through the door. To learn more or find the location nearest you, visit noodles.com.
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty.
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