(OKLAHOMA CITY) – April 9, 2019 - Oklahoma City-area Jersey Mike's Subs locations raised more than $77,000 for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Food for Kids Programs during the restaurant's annual "Month of Giving."
Employees from 12 metro locations gathered donations throughout the entire month of March with incentives being given to customers who donated at the register. The month culminated March 27 during the "Day of Giving" with each location donating 100 percent of its proceeds to the Regional Food Bank. By raising more than $77,000, the locations were able to beat their previous fundraising record of $74,000 set just last year.
"Each year we are blown away by our local Jersey Mike's management and staff. They are truly dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young Oklahomans," said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. "This donation will help provide nutritious food for more than 770 children in one of our Food for Kids Programs for an entire year."
The Jersey Mike's locations in the metro area have partnered with the Regional Food Bank for the "Month of Giving" campaign for nine consecutive years, raising overall more than $441,000 for the Food for Kids Programs.
During the nationwide "Month of Giving" more than 1,500 Jersey Mike's locations benefit 180 local charities nationwide. The fundraising campaign has raised more than $41 million since 2010. Learn more about the "Month of Giving" by visiting jerseymikes.com/mog.
In Oklahoma, one in four children are food insecure. The Regional Food Bank was able to provide more than 2.3 million meals to chronically hungry children last year through the following Food for Kids Programs: the Backpack Program, the School Pantry Program, Kids Cafés and the Summer Feeding Program.
If you would like to donate to the Regional Food Bank's Food for Kids Programs, visit rfbo.org/donate or call 405-600-3136.