Arby’s Foundation, Inc.
1155 Perimeter Center West
Atlanta, GA 30338
Good Moods Go Great When You Give
Arby’s Foundation Kicks Off Partnership with Share Our Strength’s® No Kid Hungry Campaign
(ATLANTA) – October 10, 2011 — Squeals of surprised delight filled the fall air when over 300 children first saw the Arby’s® Good Mood Food truck parked by the playground at Grove Park Elementary School in Atlanta. It was the Arby’s Foundation’s first stop of a day designed to launch the foundation’s national partnership with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign and spotlight the statistic that one in five children in America struggle with hunger.
The Arby’s Foundation has been a partner to Grove Park School for the past three years. On Wednesday, October 5 the students were treated to the Arby’s new Kids Meals, which included a Jr. Turkey and Cheese Sandwich, Chiquita® Apple Bites with strawberry yogurt dipping sauce and low-fat white milk. The surprise meal was followed by more surprises, including a Good Mood Food Dance contest, tug-of-war, hula-hoops and a special appearance by Miss Chiquita, adorned with her iconic fruit basket hat.
“We are grateful to Principal Caitlin Sims and the students and faculty at Grove Park for allowing us to share,” said Kate Atwood, executive director of the Arby’s Foundation. “It was a day filled with good food, great fun, and an opportunity to share with these kids the importance for all children to choose healthier meals and snack options so they can learn, play and grow. That’s our mission as we join the movement to end childhood hunger in America.”
“The Arby’s Foundation is always working with us to meet the needs of our students and community,” said Grove Park Principal Sims. “We are excited that they are partnering with the No Kid Hungry Campaign to address the issue of childhood hunger on a national basis.”
The Good Mood Food truck and the Arby’s Foundation staff also delivered after school snacks of Chiquita Apple Bites and yogurt dipping sauce, along with Capri Sun® 100% Fruit Juice to the Boys & Girls Club in College Park, which is an after school feeding program funded by Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign.
About Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.
Atlanta-based Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the second largest quick-service sandwich chain in the U.S. with more than 3,600 restaurants systemwide. In addition to its classic Roast Beef and Beef ‘n Cheddar sandwiches, slow-roasted and thinly sliced in store daily, Arby’s is also known for its deli-style MarketFresh® line of sandwiches, wraps and salads, Curly Fries and Jamocha Shakes. In addition to a new wholesome Kids Meal, the latest news includes the 2011 introduction of Arby’s first premium Angus beef menu line called Ultimate Angus. For more information about Arby’s, please visit www.arbys.com, http://www.facebook.com/arbys, or http://twitter.com/Arbys.
About the Arby’s Foundation, Inc.
Since 1986, the Arby’s Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, has raised more than $52 million to support youth initiatives in the communities the foundation serves. Celebrating its 25th year, the Arby’s Foundation has embarked on a new mission to join the fight to end childhood hunger in America because every child deserves to learn, play, and grow. The Arby’s Foundation is the charitable arm of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., and works together with AFA Service Corporation (Arby’s Franchise Association), Arby’s suppliers and the generosity of Arby’s customers and employees to support the foundation’s mission. For more information on the Arby’s Foundation, please visit https://arbys.com/foundation.html
About Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry Campaign – a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015 – Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in federal nutrition programs, invests in community organizations fighting hunger, teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level. Visit Strength.org to get involved.
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