SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Jack in the Box Foundation today announced it donated a total of $300,000 to three non-profit organizations: No Kid Hungry, The First Tee and Every Monday Matters. Each received $100,000, which was raised during the 29th annual Jack in the Box® Charity Golf Tournament held April 17-18 in Palm Desert, California.
More than 400 Jack in the Box® restaurant franchisees, employees and vendors attended the event at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Joining the Jack in the Box Foundation as presenting sponsor for this year’s event was the National Jack in the Box Franchisee Association.
“This is a great event that annually raises a lot of money for charity,” said Brian Luscomb, president of The Jack in the Box Foundation. “Many thanks to our franchise community, employees and vendors for their tremendous support, and to our team of volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this year’s event so successful. We’re especially grateful to the National Jack in the Box Franchisee 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, which will exceed more than $1.7 million in fiscal 2019. Additional beneficiaries include Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club, March of Dimes, YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, USS Midway Museum, Alliance for Children’s Rights, Monarch School and Warrior Foundation.
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty.
About The First Tee
The First Tee is a nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Since its beginning in 1997, First Tee has expanded to reach millions of young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth-serving locations. Its headquarters are in St. Augustine, Florida, USA, with programs in all 50 United States and select international locations. The First Tee believes that proactively helping kids build character will give them the tools they need to overcome obstacles in life. Kids who attend the First Tee perform better in school, engage in community service and reap lifelong benefits of mentor relationships. Our kids are growing socially, emotionally and academically through access to safe places and caring mentors.
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 weekly Social and Emotional Learning curriculum designed to help students discover how they can help themselves, each other, their families and communities thrive and succeed. The weekly EMM K-12 Education Program currently reaches over 4,500 educators and 1.5 million students nationwide... at no cost to our schools, educators, and students. Join us in our mission to reach 2.0 million students by 2020. Learn more at: www.everymondaymatters.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.