Charitable donations from The Jack in the Box Foundation and franchisees
will exceed $1.7 million in fiscal 2019
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2019--
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 Hungryis 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
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
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
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.
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Source: The Jack in the Box Foundation
Kathy Kovacevich, (858) 571-2544