According to new estimates, 1 in 8 kids in America could face hunger this year. To help eradicate childhood hunger, Frutta Bowls partnered with No Kid Hungry to support the communities they serve across the nation. With the help of her guests, local entrepreneur Brooke Gagliano raised $850 at her restaurant location, which is the highest percentage of donations to their gross sales during the promotion across out of all Frutta Bowl locations in the country. The $850 raised can help provide 8,500 healthy meals for kids*.
“Giving back to our community has always been important to me, and I was so excited to participate in fundraising for No Kid Hungry this year,” said Brooke Gagliano, owner of Frutta Bowls Freehold. “Without the help of my team and our guests we would not have been able to succeed in our fundraising efforts. It was amazing to see the community come together, and I am proud that the money we raised will go towards helping provide meals to kids in need.”
Frutta Bowls fundraising began nationally on Sept. 7 and ran through Nov. 1 at all their restaurant locations across the country and offered guests various ways to support their No Kid Hungry fundraising efforts. As the first-place winner of the Donation Competition, Frutta Bowls Freehold will receive matching donations up to $2,500 from WOWorks, the parent company of Frutta Bowls. The restaurant will also receive a visit from WOWorks CEO Kelly Roddy and $500 to share among their staff.
“WOWorks is excited to have had the opportunity to partner with No Kid Hungry again this year and remain committed to help end childhood hunger in America,” said Kelly Roddy, CEO of WOWorks. “Frutta Bowls is proud to provide guests with a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients on our menu to customize and enjoy. We have the honor again this year to raise money and awareness for the incredible work No Kid Hungry is doing to fight childhood hunger in our communities. I am proud of the hard work the Frutta Bowls team in Freehold has contributed to our fundraising efforts and we are grateful for the participation of our guests.
*$1 can help provide up to 10 meals. Meal equivalency varies. No Kid Hungry does not provide individual meals; your donations help support programs that feed kids. Learn more at NoKidHungry.org/OneDollar.