Subway® Restaurants and Feeding America® Partner To Provide 15 Million Meals
For every Footlong purchased, Subway will donate a meal to Feeding America
MILFORD, Conn. (April 17, 2020) – For more than 50 years, Subway® restaurants have been open to serve guests and communities. Now, during this unprecedented time, Subway remains committed to not only providing nutritious meals but getting them to those who need it the most. Starting today, Subway and Feeding America® are teaming up to provide up to 15 million meals* to feed people in need across the country. With the purchase of every Footlong through April 30 for takeout, catering and delivery, Subway will provide a meal* to Feeding America.
With Feeding America predicting food banks needing an additional estimated $1.4 billion
over the next six months to feed people in need due to the COIVD-19 pandemic, Subway
and its guests are lending their support by simply ordering their favorite Footlong from
participating restaurants through the Subway app, on order.subway.com or by visiting
Subway.com to find their closest restaurant offering takeout.
“Subway has always been a part of the community to provide delicious subs and a
helping hand – and we plan to continue to do just that during this time of hardship,” said
Subway’s North America President, Trevor Haynes. “From keeping our restaurants open
and safe, to providing better-for-you food options, to our Franchise Owners dedicating
their time and donating food, Subway is open to serve. And, we are proud to once again
partner with Feeding America to help make sure our neighbors are getting the nutritious
meals they need and deserve.”
As of December 2019, the Feeding America network of food banks served about 40
million people a year. It has seen a drastic uptick in need, an unprecedented increase of
17 million people, who will rely on food banks during this uncertain time. This has put an
unexpected burden on the Feeding America network, and despite increased support, it
still doesn’t have all of the resources it needs to meet demands. As a long-standing
supporter of Feeding America, Subway wants to lend its support in helping to alleviate
some of this need, using the community reach of its over 24,000 restaurants nationwide
to help feed millions of Americans in these uncertain times.
“Feeding America network food banks have seen an unprecedented increase in need for
food assistance across the communities they serve,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot,
CEO of Feeding America. “Subway’s donation of 15 million meals will help ease the
burden felt by our neighbors struggling with hunger so they can instead focus on
navigating this difficult time with their families.”
Along with keeping restaurants open and ready to serve, Subway Franchise Owners
across the globe have stepped up in big ways in their local communities donating meals
to those on the frontlines including healthcare workers and first responders, as well as
donating meals to children who normally rely on school lunches.
Subway has also taken steps in restaurant to ensure a safe experience, including
increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing, continued reinforcement of existing
health and food safety protocols and moving to a takeout and delivery-only model.
For more information about how Subway and its Franchise Owners are addressing the
coronavirus outbreak, visit Subway.com/COVIDRelief.