What: Across the U.S. and Canada, Midas franchisees are working with local food banks to bring food, funds and hands-on assistance to hunger-relief efforts in the communities where their customers and associates live and work. Franchisees in the Midas network invite businesses, organizations and communities nationwide to join the Drive Out Hunger campaign by donating dollars for meals.
Why: In the U.S., one in six people is “food insecure”—Midas’ local franchisees launched Drive Out Hunger in the fall of 2014 to address that sad fact. Since inception, store owners of independently owned and operated locations and their employees have been running food drives, raising funds and coordinating box drops at food banks, ultimately resulting in more than 750,000 meals donated to food-insecure individuals across North America.
In Richmond, more than 1 million meals were provided to children (5% rise since last year), according to FeedMore Mobile Pantry. Help spread the word and feed the hungry on Saturday, June 20th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy FREE hamburgers and hot dogs from Firehouse BBQ truck and win great prizes. Also present will be the Richmond Flying Squirrel’s mascot, Nutzy.
How: This summer, Midas franchisees are launching the Drive Out Hunger #1Mile1Meal Food Truck in their local communities. Over 40 days, the truck will travel more than 10,000 miles, collecting food and funds and providing hands-on assistance for hunger relief in 25 cities throughout the nation.
At every event, community members can enjoy giveaways and help support the cause in three easy ways:
• Attend the food truck event and receive FREE lemonade, with donations suggested. All funds are collected and donated by the local franchisee to their local food bank. For every $5 donated, 25 meals will be made available to the hunger relief efforts.
• Bring a box or can of nonperishable food to the event; food donations will be gifted by the local franchisee to local food banks.
• Fuel the hunger-fighting road trip on social media by using #1Mile1Meal on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. For every use of the #1Mile1Meal hashtag, the Drive Out Hunger Food Truck will drive one additional mile and one additional meal will be donated until we reach 50,000 meals donated.