Great American Dine Out Works to End Child Hunger in America

Great American Dine Out Works to End Child Hunger in America

Great American Dine Out Works to End Child Hunger in America

The Great American Dine Out, a week long event designed by the Share Our Strength organization, returns during the week of September 19th through the 25th. This event unites consumers and restaurants across the country to work to end child hunger in America. The entire restaurant industry is represented in this event, with fine dining, casual dining, and specialty bakeries and coffee shops participating.

Participating locations will work together to raise money for No Kid Hungry, the national campaign to stop child hunger by 2015. Menu promotions, cause marketing, and customer donations will be collected. Consumers can help by eating at participating local restaurants and donating.

The host of the Food Netowrk hit “Big Daddy’s House”, Aaron McCargo, will return as the offical spokesperson this year. Over 16 million children in America face being hungry on a daily basis. These children are not sure where their next meal will come from, which causes stress and health problems. Many children also eat low quality meals that do not provide adequate nutrition.

Share Our Strength is working to raise the money needed to connect at-risk families with the food they need. Through events like the Great American Dine Out, the organization works with the restaurant industry and other food related groups to support hungry children. They hope to raise over $1 million this year, which will go to fund help enrolling families in federal nutrition programs, classes on cooking inexpensive but nutritious meals, and other food and nutrition related help for hungry children and their families.

Participating restaurants include Boston Market, Wild Wings, Legal Seafoods, First Watch, and Joe’s Crabshack and more. Consumers who are interested in finding a restaurant participating in the event near them, or to find other ways to help, can visit: www.GreatAmericanDineOut.org.


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