SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Jack in the Box Foundation today announced it has donated a total of $400,000 to three nonprofit organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Every Monday Matters, and No Kid Hungry. Each received $133,333, raised during the 27th annual Jack in the Box® Charity Golf Tournament held April 19-20 in Palm Desert, California.
More than 400 Jack in the Box® restaurant franchisees, employees, and vendors attended the event at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Joining The Jack in the Box Foundation as presenting sponsor for this year’s event was the Jack in the Box National Franchise Association.
“For 27 years, this event has enabled our community partners to provide critical assistance in our restaurant communities to lots of deserving people, including military families and at-risk youth,” said Brian Luscomb, president of The Jack in the Box Foundation. “This year, thanks to the generosity of our participants and sponsors, we were able to expand our umbrella of giving to help three organizations instead of just one, as we've done in years past. We're especially grateful to the National Franchise Association for once again stepping up to join our foundation as the event’s co-presenting sponsor.”
The donations expand the financial support that Jack in the Box and its franchisees have provided to nonprofit organizations across its system. To date in fiscal year 2017, more than $900,000 has been donated, with additional beneficiaries including Children’s Hospitals, Junior Achievement, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and March of Dimes.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters ensures that the children in its program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships.
This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 113-year history. With over 300 affiliates across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served more than 2 million children (“Littles”) in the past 10 years. Learn more at www.bbbs.org.
About Every Monday Matters
Every Monday Matters (EMM) creates and delivers programs that inspire people to understand how much they matter and to get involved and make a difference…one Monday, one action at a time. EMM offers a no-cost K-12, weekly curriculum designed to help students discover how they can help themselves, each other, their families, and communities thrive and succeed. In just two years, the You Matter™ Youth Program has been adopted by over 2,000 educators, with a reach of 650,000 students nationwide. Join us on our mission to reach 1 million students by 2018. Learn more at www.everymondaymatters.org.
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast, eat healthy summer meals, and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.
About The Jack in the Box Foundation
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), based in San Diego, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants, one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,200 restaurants in 21 states and Guam. Additionally, through a wholly owned subsidiary, the company operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Eats®, a leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 700 restaurants in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. The company created The Jack in the Box Foundation in 1998 to focus its charitable giving efforts and make a greater impact in Jack in the Box® restaurant communities. The Jack in the Box Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by donations from Jack in the Box Inc., its employees, franchisees, and vendors.