Noodles & Company, serving classic noodle and pasta dishes from around the world, announced that its “Share a Little, Get a Shareable” fundraiser benefiting No Kid Hungry raised $612,000 during September, setting a new fundraising record for the company. In Noodles’ third consecutive year supporting No Kid Hungry since 2016, Noodles has collectively donated more than $1.5 million to support children in need.
With the support of Noodles & Company and other partners, No Kid Hungry has been able to respond to the immediate needs of children and families whose lives were impacted by Hurricane Florence. No Kid Hungry is donating relief and recovery funds to local partners that will directly fund efforts to keep food on the table for hungry kids and families in storm-affected areas.
“Our mission is to nourish and inspire every team member, guest and community in which we serve. With one in six kids struggling with hunger in our country today, we are proud to work alongside our guests to support No Kid Hungry and work toward a future where no child struggles with hunger,” said Dave Boennighausen, chief executive officer of Noodles & Company. “The collective impact of our guests’ contributions is enormous. Through their generosity and our team members’ hard work, we are able to supply children in need with up to 6 million meals.”
“We are so incredibly grateful to partner with brands like Noodles & Company,” says Diana Hovey, senior vice president of Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “I want to thank the entire team at Noodles & Company for their commitment to No Kid Hungry. The money they have raised enables us to get healthy food and critical nutrition to children in need across the country.”
Throughout September, Noodles & Company invited guests to donate $2 to No Kid Hungry in exchange for a coupon for a free shareable item to enjoy with their family and friends on their next visit. Every $2 donation helped supply up to 20 meals to kids in need.