The Arby's Foundation has contributed more than $2 million to the No Kid Hungry Campaign, a national effort to end childhood hunger in America. The recent Share Your Good Mood restaurant fundraising program for the campaign more than doubled the Arby's Foundation's original pledge to raise $1 million during the fourth quarter.
"In an extraordinarily short amount of time, Arby's and its customers have made outstanding achievements toward our cause: ending childhood hunger. This sizeable contribution will allow us to allocate vital resources to children in need," said Billy Shore, CEO and founder of Share Our Strength.
According to a company release, Arby's is the first national quick-service restaurant chain to partner in a nationwide effort with the No Kid Hungry Campaign and is among the first campaign partners to collectively give and raise $2 million in the first year of a partnership. The partnership kicked off in October with the introduction of new, healthier choices on the Arby's Kids Meal menu.
The Share Your Good Mood Campaign allowed Arby's customers to donate $1 to the cause, yielding a total of more than $1.7 million in donations. The Arby's Foundation contributed an additional $300,000.