In Honor of World Sandwich Day on Nov. 2, 2018
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 29, 2018 – In celebration of World Sandwich Day 2018, Subway® restaurants and food banks in the Feeding America® network across the Carolinas and Augusta, Ga., have joined together to feed 2,018 people in need.
Locally, Subway team members in Columbia will provide 300 subs on Friday, Nov. 2, to people served by Mission Lexington, a partner agency with Harvest Hope Food Bank in the important work to end hunger.
The sandwiches will be transported in a World Sandwich Day vehicle from Jim Hudson Automotive Group, a community supporter of local food banks.
Nationally, between Nov. 3-9, Subway restaurants will donate one meal* to Feeding America for every order placed online or using the Subway® App.
“Last year, thanks to our guests, Subway restaurants donated 11.5 million meals to Feeding America food banks around the United States,” said local Subway franchise owner Mrs. Pete Hornsby. “We’re proud to bring together our local Subway teams, guests, and communities to inspire action around hunger.”
Approximately 17 percent of the Midlands population struggle with hunger; many of whom turn to Harvest Hope Food Bank and its partner agencies for relief. The number of families needing assistance increases as the holiday season approaches and local soup kitchens and food pantries turn to the community for support. To donate to Harvest Hope Food Bank’s hunger-relief efforts, visit donate.harvesthope.org.
“We have been meeting needs of people in crisis for 40 years with life’s essentials, including a food pantry and mobile food pantry as well as resources and guidance,” said Robin Bowers, executive director of Mission Lexington. “So we’re grateful for the support of local Subway shops in providing lunch for our guests. It helps raise awareness of all the programs fighting hunger in Columbia and surrounding areas.”
In the U.S., 1 out of 8 people struggle with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). That means 41 million people across the country, including nearly 13 million children and more than 5 million seniors, don’t have enough to eat. Subway and Feeding America are addressing this serious issue for the third consecutive year to help fight hunger in the U.S.
For more information, visit feedingamerica.org and join the conversation with Subway on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Subway® Restaurants
Subway offers a fresh alternative to traditional fast food, serving 7 million made-to-order sandwiches a day. Guests choose from 4.9 billion combinations of quality proteins, fresh vegetables, and bread baked daily. The world’s largest restaurant chain serves nutritious options and delicious subs, soups, and salads at about 44,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. The Subway experience is also delivered online at www.Subway.com and through the Subway® App, available in select markets at the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Founded by then 17-year-old Fred DeLuca and family friend Dr. Peter Buck more than 52 years ago, Subway is still a family-owned business today working with more than 21,000 dedicated franchisees in communities around the world.
Subway® is a registered trademark of Subway IP Inc.
About Harvest Hope Food Bank
Harvest Hope Food Bank is a non-profit organization serving people in need in 20 counties across South Carolina. Harvest Hope distributed more than 27 million pounds of food last year and fed approximately 38,000 people a week. Harvest Hope operates out of locations in Columbia, Florence, Greenville and Cayce, S.C. For more information visit harvesthope.org.
* Subway® restaurants will donate the monetary equivalent of a meal ($0.10) for each app/online order. Meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. App/online ordering available at participating restaurants.
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