Amount to provide more than 1 million meals to hungry children in Texas and beyond
Texas-based Square 1 Restaurants, the largest Dairy Queen franchise group in Texas and second largest in the U.S. recently announced all of its 74 DQ locations donated a combined $133,303 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign.
Funds donated to the campaign will provide for more than 1 million meals for hungry children in Texas and beyond. Square 1 Restaurants presented the donation to Chuck Scofield, chief development officer for Share Our Strength, on Monday, Nov. 3.
“It has been very meaningful for our Dairy Queen locations to be part of this successful campaign to end childhood hunger,” said William (Bill) Spae, president and CEO of Square 1 Restaurants. “One in five children faces hunger in the U.S. each day, and we are incredibly humbled by the generosity of our guests and the success of our first year of participation.”
During the month of September, DQ restaurant guests were encouraged to donate $1 to No Kid Hungry in exchange for a free soft-serve cone. For more about the No Kid Hungry campaign, visit www.nokidhungry.org.
About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at www.nokidhungry.org..
About Square 1 Restaurants
Dairy Queen has been serving customers ’smiles and stories’ for more than 70 years with its iconic soft-serve treats and food items. The company behind this No Kid Hungry effort is Square 1 Restaurants, the second largest DQ franchise in the U.S. Square 1 Restaurants is committed to delivering its guests the very best experience possible – the highest quality food and treats with friendly and fast service. DQ is committed to local community partnerships and charitable outreach initiatives, as well as providing stable, secure and opportunity-rich employment. Learn more at DairyQueen.com or Square 1 Restaurants.com.