SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Jack in the Box Foundation today announced it has donated a total of $310,000 to two non-profit organizations: No Kid Hungry and Every Monday Matters. Each received $155,000, which was raised during the 28th annual Jack in the Box® Charity Golf Tournament held April 18-19 in Palm Desert, California.
More than 400 Jack in the Box® restaurant franchisees, employees and vendors attended the event at Renaissance 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.
“Over the course of 28 years, this event has raised several million dollars to help our community partners provide critical assistance to lots of deserving people,” 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 support two youth-focused organizations with completely different missions. 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 2018, more than $1.4 million has been donated, with additional beneficiaries including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club, March of Dimes, USS Midway Museum, Classroom of the Future Foundation, Mission Valley YMCA, Alliance for Children’s Rights, Pro Kids, Monarch School and Warrior Foundation.
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 three years, the You Matter™ Youth Program has been adopted by over 4,000 educators with a reach of over 1 million students nationwide. Join us on our mission to reach 1.3 million students by 2019. 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. 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.