Customers around the world joined Subway to help provide meals to millions of people facing hunger during the first ever World Sandwich Day. As a result of Subway’s “Live Feed” event, the restaurant chain donated more than 13.3 million meals to more than 20 hunger-relief charities across the globe.
“As a food company with a global footprint, we are proud to be in the fight against hunger – and we cannot do it alone,” says Suzanne Greco, President and CEO, Subway. “We have the best franchisees, Sandwich Artists and customers in the world. It is because of their hard work that we are able to make an impact on hunger in more than 60 countries around the world.”
According to the World Food Program, one in nine people go hungry in the world every day. Most of them are children, working families and seniors. On November 3, Subway took National Sandwich Day global with World Sandwich Day to address hunger around the world. More than 40,000 restaurants in more than 60 countries, including the U.S., helped Subway donate to people who do not have enough to eat.
“Every day, there are people who do not get the food they need to thrive, and families around the world struggle to put food on the table,” says John Scott, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Subway. “As the world’s largest sandwich restaurant chain, we have the opportunity to raise awareness about world hunger and partner with organizations around the world to fight hunger.”
To support World Sandwich Day in the U.S., Subway U.S. donated 11.5 million meals to Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief-organization, to fight hunger in communities nationwide. This is the second consecutive year that Subway has collaborated with Feeding America for the sandwich holiday. In 2016, Subway made the largest single-day donation of 11 million meals, which provided resources to Feeding America’s nationwide network of 200 food banks.
Subway offers a fresh alternative to traditional fast food, serving 7 million made-to-order sandwiches a day. Guests choose from 37 million combinations of quality proteins, fresh vegetables, and bread baked daily. The world’s largest restaurant chain serves nutritious and delicious subs, soups, and salads at more than 44,000 restaurants in 113 countries.