Spartanburg-based Denny’s Corp. is helping provide 10 million meals to children in need across the nation this year as part of the company’s commitment to feed the communities it serves.
At the company’s headquarters in downtown Spartanburg Tuesday, Denny’s President and CEO John Miller presented a $1 million check to the national No Kid Hungry campaign to help fight childhood hunger.
The company kicked off its sixth year of participation in the campaign in September, with more than 1,500 Denny’s restaurants across the country helping solicit in-store and online donations through mid-December.
“This is the second year in a row we’ve raised $1 million for No Kid Hungry … We are very, very honored to be a part of this charity,” Miller said. “One of the things we love about No Kid Hungry is especially paying attention to the early learning and importance of food and how that’s tied to education.”
Diana Hovey, senior director for the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry fundraising platform, said every $1 raised provides 10 healthy meals to children. To date, Denny’s has donated more than $4.3 million to the cause, she said.
“Right now one in five kids in this country at times doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from,” Hovey said. “With the generosity of Denny’s, we’ll be able to connect kids to meals at school for breakfast, after-school meals, summer meals and really help end childhood hunger in the U.S.”