Denny’s announced Monday that it will donate a record-breaking $2 million to No Kid Hungry as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to help end childhood hunger in the United States.
The company’s seventh annual No Kid Hungry campaign ran from October through early December, with more than 1,500 Denny’s restaurants participating across the nation in fundraising efforts.
The $2 million donation is double the amount raised during the 2016 No Kid Hungry campaign, according to Denny’s.
The company said the funds will help provide 20 million meals to children in need across the country.
Since its partnership with No Kid Hungry began in 2011, Denny’s has raised more than $6.3 million for the cause.
John Miller, Denny’s president and CEO, said thanks to the contributions Denny’s has the opportunity to continue the fight against childhood hunger by providing children in need with healthy meals year round.
“As a company who feeds people for a living, we feel it is our responsibility to help feed children in our nation that start each day food insecure, so we are honored to make this significant donation to No Kid Hungry,” Miller said, in a statement. “In addition to the generosity of our guests and the support of our franchisees and valued suppliers, our team members showed an immense amount of dedication throughout this campaign.”