Breadstick for Hunger Tour stops in Fort Wayne

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Daily from July 25, 2013 until July 26, 2013

Link: http://www.feedthechildren.org/site/PageNavigator/fazolis.html

Event Description

July 10, 2013 Updated Jul 25, 2013 at 4:51 AM EDT

Feed The Children, one of the country’s largest disaster and hunger relief organizations, is ready to hit the road once again with corporate partner Fazoli’s for the Breadstick for Hunger Tour. And because the organization is one of the primary relief organizations for assistance to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma, which is located just miles away from its headquarters, it’s hoping the tour will generate donations to replenish the resources it needs to combat childhood hunger in America and disaster relief in Oklahoma and other parts of the country.
Those interested in tracking the tour can go to www.breadsticksforhunger.com.

The Breadstick for Hunger Tour arrives in Ft. Wayne on Thursday, July 25th, and will be making stops through July 26, handing out Fazoli’s breadsticks in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Feed The Children. As a part of the tour, Fazoli’s has created a new flavor of Lemon Ice named “Giving Grape Lemon Ice” and will donate $1 to Feed The Children for everyone it sells throughout the summer. Fazoli’s is also encouraging businesses in each market to donate as well, with an incentive of $50 off any future catering order if the company donates $250 or more to Feed The Children. Last year the tour distributed 9 tons of food to families in need, and in addition, raised $50,000.

Planned truck stops include:

10:30am - Downtown Fort Wayne/Lunch on the Square
12:45-3:30pm (stops at Shoaff Park, Northside Park, Franke Park and Salomon Farm Park)
4:30pm - Swiss Days Berne Festival

11:15-2pm (stops at Waynedale Park, Historic Embassy Theatre, Jury Pool)
2:30pm - Science Central (Children's Museum)
3:40pm-4:45pm (stops at Lawton Skate Park and Headwaters Park)
6:45pm - Summer Concert Theater Series (Sherman Blvd.)

Additional tour updates and locations can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Fazolis or https://twitter.com/Fazolis

Cathy Hull, Fazoli’s Chief Marketing Officer, is excited to get the tour started. “Fazoli’s is pleased to once again partner with Feed The Children,” said Hull. “After seeing the difference the two organizations made in the lives of so many families last year, we’re committed and eager to do the tour again. This year, we are also calling on local businesses and organizations for their support, with an incentive of $50 off a catering order for donations of $250 or more to Feed The Children.”

“We sincerely appreciate Fazoli’s for its ongoing support to our mission,” said Feed The Children Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Jill vanEgmond. “Our organization was personally impacted by the tornado in Moore, with seven of our employees losing their homes to the storm. It has also stretched the financial resources of our organization, especially since it occurred just before the summer months when the need for hunger assistance increases because schools are out and breakfast and lunch programs end.”

About Feed The Children
Founded in 1979, Feed The Children’s mission is to provide hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. A BBB Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity, Feed The Children is one of the largest charities based in the U.S., providing more than 350,000 children around the world with a hot, nourishing meal every day. Here in the U.S., nearly 10 million people receive assistance each year from food and supplies distributed through over 1,200 local partner agencies. For more information, visitwww.feedthechildren.org.

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