Chipotle Mexican Grill, a longtime education advocate, announced it will support teachers by giving away up to $100,000 in supplies for back to school.

How It Works
Chipotle fans are invited to nominate their favorite K-12 educators for a chance to have them receive free school supplies. Nominations will be accepted on through approximately 11:59pm PT on August 18.

Starting the week of August 21, Chipotle will randomly select over 350 winners who will receive a “Classroom Kit” full of supplies, including notebooks, folders, pencil packs and pouches, erasers, highlighters, sticky note pads, and pens.

Soaring Supply Costs
This year, teachers will spend an average of $820 on school supplies, a 64% increase from an average of $500 prior to the pandemic. Nearly 94% of teachers spend their own money on school supplies.

“With the rising cost of school supplies, we’re giving selected teachers a little extra support so they can focus on inspiring the next generation,” says Chris Brandt, Chief Brand Officer. “We’re proud to be working with our fans to help educators cultivate a better classroom this school year.”

Kids In Need Foundation
Chipotle will also leverage its Round-Up for Real Change feature on the Chipotle app and to support Kids In Need Foundation (, a national non-profit organization that helps create equitable learning spaces through the distribution of supplies and resources, investing in teachers and students in underserved schools. Chipotle invites guests to join its mission to Cultivate a Better World by rounding up their bill to the next highest dollar amount on the Chipotle app or Funds from the round-up will be used for additional school supply donations from Kids In Need Foundation’s Supply A Teacher Program. 

Chipotle’s Round Up for Kids In Need Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million to date for thousands of under-resourced teachers and students across the country. In the past ten years, Chipotle has donated more than $70 million to school causes through local fundraisers and teacher appreciation activations.

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