Partnership Aims for 20,000 Restaurants to Join “Dine Out for No Kid Hungry”
Technomic, a fact-based consulting and research firm serving the food industry, and Share Our Strength®, a national initiative to end childhood hunger in America, announce a partnership to support Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry™ campaign.
Technomic will use its numerous native communications channels—including the popular Foodservice Monitor newsletter, website, and industry events—to increase program awareness, with a goal of growing the number of participating restaurants in Dine Out For No Kid Hungry to more than 20,000. In addition, Technomic will donate a percentage of its newsletter subscriptions and conference registrations for 2013 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign.
The No Kid Hungry campaign aims to end childhood hunger by ensuring that all children get the food they need, every day. By connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, No Kid Hungry surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn, and play.
“We, at Technomic, stand with Share Our Strength and are committed to bringing an end to childhood hunger in America,” says Ron Paul, Technomic president. “More than 16 million children in this nation face hunger, an issue we believe should be owned and, in large part, resolved by the foodservice industry. We look forward to increasing the roster of Dine Out For No Kid Hungry restaurants.”
“We are asking everyone—private citizens, businesses, policymakers, and other nonprofits—to help us end childhood hunger in this country,” says Share Our Strength founder and CEO Bill Shore. “We’re continually amazed by the generosity and commitment of the restaurant industry, its suppliers, and customers leveraging their particular market strengths to help us reach our goal of making sure every child in the U.S. gets the healthy food they need. Our goal is to involve the entire industry in Dine Out For No Kid Hungry this September.”
More than 8,200 restaurants participated in 2012, raising more than $5.9 million—funds that help connect kids in need with nutritious food where they live, learn, and play.