Orange Leaf Aims to Provide One Million Meals to Hungry Kids During the Month of September and Beyond
September is National Hunger Awareness Month, and for the third consecutive year, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is partnering with the national non-profit No Kid Hungry® to help raise awareness and money to end childhood hunger in America. From Sept. 21-27, Orange Leaf leadership and team members at its headquarters in Oklahoma City will also host the second annual Dine Out OKC event to encourage local restaurants to participate in raising awareness and funds for No Kid Hungry.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is a self-serve, choose-your-own-toppings frozen dessert franchise founded in 2008 with more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Australia. The company offers a multitude of delicious traditional and original froyo flavors, including no-sugar-added, gluten-free, and dairy-free and vegan alternatives. Customized with a generous selection of do-it-yourself toppings, Orange Leaf provides a delicious indulgence, “self-served” in a visually stimulating atmosphere. Orange Leaf‘s pro-franchisee culture offers some of the lowest fees in the industry and encourages owners to become a vital part of their communities.
Orange Leaf‘s goal is to provide one million meals to hungry kids in America during September, which is National Hunger Awareness Month. Every $1 donation equals 10 meals for a hungry child. Orange Leaf is asking its customers to join the fight to end childhood hunger by donating three different ways (see below) and getting something back in return at Orange Leaf‘s more than 300 locations across the U.S.
“With one in five children in America struggling with hunger, it is very important for us to give back to the communities we serve,” said Geoff Goodman, president of Orange Leaf. “We are focused on two things this September: to raise funds to provide one million meals to hungry children and to also raise awareness for this great cause during National Hunger Awareness Month. I am eager to see what we will achieve.“
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. They do this by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry Network, made up of private citizens, government officials, business leaders, and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These partners work together, implementing solutions that break down the barriers that keep kids from healthy food.
Through its Cooking Matters program, the No Kid Hungry campaign educates and empowers low-income families to stretch their food budgets so their kids get healthy meals at home. Cooking Matters participants learn to shop strategically, use nutrition information to make healthier food choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength.
Share Our Strength began in the basement of a row house on Capitol Hill in 1984, in response to the ‘84-‘85 famine in Ethiopia. Brother and sister Bill and Debbie Shore started the organization with the belief that everyone has a strength to share in the global fight against hunger and poverty, and that in these shared strengths lie sustainable solutions. Today the relief organization focus these strengths on making No Kid Hungry a reality in America.
Customers can join the fight to end childhood hunger in the following ways:
– Purchase a limited-edition collectible cup for $1 in Orange Leaf stores, with proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry.
– Purchase a pin-up for $3 at participating locations with a complimentary $1 off coupon to be used on the customer’s next visit.
– Purchase a limited edition t-shirt for $10 via www.booster.com/orangeleaf with proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry and receive a Buy One Get One Free offer via email for their next visit to Orange Leaf.
In 2014, Orange Leaf was recognized for its growth by top media and institutions including Entrepreneur (ranked Orange Leaf as one of the top three new franchises), Inc. (listed the company on its annual Inc. 5000 which ranks the nation’s fastest-growing private companies), Nation’s Restaurant News (ranked Orange Leaf 8th on its “Next 20” list of top 20 chains in America that are on the rise) and Technomic (ranked the company as one of the top five fastest-growing chains).
 Coupon valid Oct. 1-31, 2015
 BOGO valid Oct. 1-15, 2015