Fazoli's Kicks-Off 2013 Breadsticks For Hunger Tour
Supports Feed The Children with Stops in 22 Cities
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 16 million American children are at risk of hunger. And with schools out, many kids don’t have access to meal programs, making the problem even greater in the summer. To combat this, Feed The Children has once again partnered with Fazoli’s for the Breadsticks For Hunger Tour. The event kicks-off in Lexington on June 17 with a food distribution for over 400 families in Fazoli’s home market.
The Breadsticks For Hunger Tour travels across America in a specially outfitted food truck, making stops to hand out Fazoli’s breadsticks in an effort to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief. Tour dates are from June 17 to August 15, with stops in 22 cities. Those interested in tracking the tour can go to www.breadsticksforhunger.com.
Fazoli’s will donate $1 for every Giving Grape Lemon Ice it sells to Feed The Children. Last year the tour raised $50,000, plus donations of 9 tons of food.
Cathy Hull, Fazoli’s Chief Marketing Officer, is excited to get the tour started. “Fazoli’s has made Feed The Children its charitable partner,” said Hull. “After seeing the difference the two organizations made in the lives of so many families last year, we’re committed and eager to do the tour again. This year, we are also calling on local businesses and organizations for support, with an attractive incentive of $50 off a catering order for donations of $250 or more to Feed The Children.”
At the Lexington kickoff event, a semi-trailer will be used to distribute food and essentials. Assistance in the distribution will be provided by the Hope Center in Lexington. Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of personal care items. The boxes are designed to help a family of four for up to one week.
“We sincerely appreciate Fazoli’s for its ongoing support to our mission,” said Feed The Children Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Jill vanEgmond. “During the summer months, the need increases as schools are out and breakfast and lunch programs end.”
Fazoli's Breadsticks For Hunger Tour Schedule
|ST. LOUIS, MO||6/17-6/19||3||VALPARAISO, IN||7/21||1|
|COLUMBIA, MO||6/21||1||SOUTH BEND, IN||7/22-7/23||2|
|KANSAS CITY, MO||6/23-6/25||3||FT. WAYNE, IN||7/25-7/26||2|
|SPRINGFIELD, MO (FRZ)||6/27-6/28||2||LIMA, OH||7/27||1|
|OKLAHOMA CITY, OK||6/30-7/1||2||INDIANAPOLIS, IN||7/29-7/31||3|
|WICHITA, KS||7/3-7/4||2||PADUCAH, KY||8/2||1|
|LINCOLN, NE||7/6-7/7||2||CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO||8/3||1|
|OMAHA, NE||7/9-7/10||2||EVANSVILLE, IN||8/5-8/6||2|
|DES MOINES, IA||7/12-7/13||2||DAYTON, OH||8/8-8/10||3|
|MADISON, WI||7/15-7/16||2||LOUISVILLE, KY (FRZ)||8/11-8/12||2|
|GREEN BAY, WI||7/18-7/19||2||LEXINGTON, KY||8/14-8/15||2|
An American family favorite for more than 20 years, Fazoli’s ranked #2 overall among large national fast-food chains in the prestigious Zagat Survey. With a premium menu of freshly prepared Italian entrees, oven-baked sandwiches and salads, a new service style featuring table service and a contemporary new restaurant design, Fazoli’s is expanding throughout the country. Founded in Lexington, Ky. in 1988, Fazoli’s was acquired by Sun Capital Partners in 2006.
About Feed The Children
Founded in 1979, Feed The Children’s mission is to provide hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. A BBB Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity, Feed The Children is one of the largest charities based in the U.S., providing more than 350,000 children around the world with a hot, nourishing meal every day. Here in the U.S., nearly 10 million people receive assistance each year from food and supplies distributed through over 1,200 local partner agencies. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org.