In America, an estimated three million households are food-insecure. That amounts to one in six people who lack the nutritious food needed to live a healthy life, according to Feeding America.
Bob Evans Farms has pledged to continue the fight to end hunger through its Hunger Free Communities campaign, and is offering more ways to feed families this holiday season.
“Our passion for giving began with our founder, Bob Evans,” said Steven Davis, Bob Evans chairman and chief executive officer. “It continues today through the generosity of our guests and our employees. Hunger does not discriminate between urban, suburban, and rural areas. The Hunger Free Communities campaign provides a powerful platform for raising awareness and supporting those who are hungry in our communities.”
Bob Evans kicked off the Hunger Free Communities campaign at the grand opening of its new corporate campus in New Albany OH recently with a $50,000 contribution to support Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s fresh food initiative.
An estimated three to six billion pounds of fresh produce grown each year in America does not make it to market. At the request of Feeding America, Mid-Ohio Foodbank launched a national initiative to get more of that produce from farmers’ fields to the tables of America’s hungry families. Bob Evans Food Products also donated sausage that equated to 18,000 meals to the Foodbank, which serves 20 counties in central and eastern Ohio.
Bob Evans Restaurants nationwide recently held a community fundraiser that donated 15% of sales to support soup kitchens, shelters, and agencies that participate in Bob Evans Harvest Program.
Starting as a grassroots effort in 2010 by restaurant employees, Bob Evans is once again offering the Farmhouse Feast donation program. Thanks to donations from guests, more than 5,300 Farmhouse Feasts were purchased and delivered by employees to local charities in 2012. Until December 25, 2013, people are invited to join Bob Evans in helping make these holidays brighter for families by making $1, $5, or $10 donations in restaurant or online.
To learn more, go to www.bobevans.com.