Kids need textbooks, pencils and paper. But there’s one school supply they absolutely can’t do without: food. It helps them learn, focus and thrive. But because of the coronavirus, 1 in 4 kids could face hunger this year. When you dine with Saladworks this season, you can help give hungry kids the meals they need.

Beginning on August 31 and running through October 15, Saladworks is offering guests four ways to ‘Join The Team’ and help end childhood hunger by supporting No Kid Hungry through the brand’s Million Meals Challenge. Saladworks’ goal is to raise $100,000 for No Kid Hungry, which can provide up to one million meals for kids in need.**

The first way guests can team up with Saladworks is by making a donation to No Kid Hungry after purchasing their meal, either in person at a Saladworks restaurant or via online ordering. For every $1 donation made by a guest, they will receive an “I Joined the Team” sticker and an opportunity to sign a “carrot” image symbolizing their personal commitment to the cause.  Each individually signed guest “carrot” will be posted on a wall next to the restaurant’s “carrot tracker” – signifying the progress made each week of the 6-week Million Meals Challenge. To sweeten the deal, every guest who donates $5 will receive the above, plus a bounce back coupon for a free entree with purchase of any beverage on a future order through October 31.

The second way a guest can ‘Join the Team’ is by purchasing an item from Saladworks new Kids Works menu being introduced systemwide in tandem with its partnership with No Kid Hungry. The Kids Works menu features an array of fresh, nutritious and flavorful items kids love – including an innovative Build Your Own Meal option that allows kids to select items from five different categories to customize a meal as ‘original’ as they are. For every Kids Works menu item sold, Saladworks will support the concept of “Kids Fueling Kids” by donating $.10 to No Kid Hungry. Additionally, every Tuesday night throughout the promotion, Saladworks is allowing kids to eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée.

The third way a guest can ‘Join the Team’ in support of No Kid Hungry is through Saladworks Catering. For each catering order placed via, guests will have the option to donate $5, $10 or $25 to No Kid Hungry.

Finally, the fourth way anyone can ‘Join the Team’ is by making a donation via a special Saladworks link to the No Kid Hungry fundraising section of its website at: The brand is leveraging the social media networks of its corporate employees, franchise partners, team members, business partners and the general public to reach out to as many people as possible who may feel compelled to join Saladworks in support of No Kid Hungry.

“We are so excited to be partnering with No Kid Hungry to help end child hunger across America,” says Mark Mears, Chief Marketing Officer of Saladworks. “Saladworks is well-regarded for our ability to serve guests a wide variety of healthy, nutritious and flavorful meals.  Now we have the honor to team up with No Kid Hungry to support the tremendous impact they have every day in feeding hungry children in our communities – an even bigger, more important goal now that millions more kids could face hunger due to COVID-19.”

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