Raising Cane’s collects more than $87,000 to end childhood hunger
POSTED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 3:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, its crewmembers and loyal “Caniacs” rallied around Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry™ campaign in September, raising $87,368 to help end childhood hunger in America.
For every $1.00 a customer donated during the week of September 16-22, Raising Cane’s gave a “Buy One Box Combo, Get One Box Combo Free” thank-you certificate. Cane’s joined thousands of restaurants nationwide as part of Share Our Strength’s month-long No Kid Hungry initiative.
“We are firm believers in the notion that no man or woman, and especially no child, in America should ever have to go hungry,” said Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s. “That’s why we have wholeheartedly supported the No Kid Hungry campaign for the past four years. We are grateful that so many Caniacs acrossthe country gave so generously to this important cause.”
The No Kid Hungry campaign puts the funds raised to good and efficient use, raising awareness of childhood hunger, connecting kids in need with nutritious food through effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals, and teaching low-income families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.
“We are so grateful for the generous support from Raising Cane’s again this year,” said Debbie Shore, co-founder of Share Our Strength. “They have been with Dine Out For No Kid Hungry from the beginning, and in those five years, their crewmembers and customers have raised $185,972 for the No Kid Hungry campaign. We invest those funds in programs that connect kids to the food they need to grow and thrive. Raising Cane’s commitment year after year to Dine Out For No Kid Hungry is a critical piece to making sure every child in America gets the food they need, every single day.”
“This is one of our most important fundraising initiatives every year, so we wanted to make sure we recognized and rewarded those customers who are helping feed hungry children across the nation,” said Graves.