Philanthropy

Neighborhood to Nation Contest Winner Shares Prize Winnings

Jennifer Shearer, co-owner of the PRESS Bistro in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, presented a $10,000 check to The Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership today during a celebratory event to honor Shearer as the Grand Prize Winner in the 2017 Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest.

The Coca-Cola Company Pledges $1.5 Million to NRAEF

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced that the Coca-Cola Company has committed $1.5 million to support the Foundation’s efforts to attract, empower and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice industry workforce.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Helping Combat Childhood Cancer

Communities across the country are invited to help raise funds to combat childhood cancer this month by stopping by Firebirds Wood Fired Grill for a glass of its refreshing, hand-squeezed lemonade. Firebirds will sell the lemonade Friday, June 9 to Saturday, June 10, 11:30 a.

Maggiano's Kicks Off Make-A-Wish Campaign

After 14 years, more than $7 million raised and more than 900 wishes granted, Maggiano's Little Italy once again kicking off its annual campaign benefiting Make-A-Wish, a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Bahama Breeze Donates $50,000 to Nonprofits Nationwide

Five nonprofit organizations were selected by Bahama Breeze to each receive a $10,000 grant from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of the restaurant’s parent company, Darden Restaurants.For seven weeks, all 36 Bahama Breeze restaurants across the country competed in a sales competition for the chance to name the benefiting nonprofit of their choice.

Feeding America Launches Food Donation Platform

For Earth Day 2017, Feeding America is announcing the launch of MealConnect, an innovative technology platform that makes food donation as simple as a click. The new and free platform was developed to help reduce food waste, benefit the environment and put more food on the tables of families and individuals facing hunger in America.

The Cowfish to Raise Funds for Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital

At 7 feet tall and 240 pounds, Cody Zeller has an appetite. Not just for good food—but for helping the community he calls home. So, he jumped (pardon the pun) at the chance to create a burger that would help children and their families who receive care at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital.

Kraft Heinz Fights Global Hunger with 20K Meals a Day

In support of its Vision “To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World,” The Kraft Heinz Company announced a new program inviting shoppers to join the fight to end global hunger by supporting their favorite brands.

Smithfield Foodservice Races in the Fight Against Child Hunger

Smithfield Foodservice announced its participation in the Chefs Cycle bike ride as a part of the No Kid Hungry campaign. Three Smithfield sales team members will participate in the event, a 300-mile fundraising bike ride through Santa Rosa, California, on May 16—18.