BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Noodles & Company (NASDAQ:NDLS), serving classic noodle and pasta dishes from around the world, today announced it will once again team up with No Kid Hungry® to help end childhood hunger in America. By donating $2 to the nonprofit campaign at participating Noodles & Company restaurants or online at noodles.com/endhunger now through Oct. 3, 2017, guests will receive a coupon for a free Shareable item to enjoy with their family and friends on their next visit. Every $2 donation helps supply up to 20 meals to kids in need.
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"Together with our guests, we raised more than $500,000 for No Kid Hungry in 2016, which put us 5 million meals closer to ending childhood hunger in America once and for all," said Dave Boennighausen, chief executive officer of Noodles & Company. "With one in six kids struggling with hunger in our country today, there's no better time than now to empower our people, our guests and our communities to come together and positively impact the lives of those kids who need it most."
In addition to the in-restaurant fundraising campaign, Noodles & Company will also host the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry School Bus Tour on Tues., Sept. 5, at its Market Street Station restaurant (1460 16th St.) in Denver. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Boennighausen will be joined by local Noodles and No Kid Hungry team members to take action, drive fundraising efforts and help shine a light on the childhood hunger crisis in America. The bus tour, which began in New York on Aug. 21 and concludes in Los Angeles on Sept. 13, aims to highlight the true impact of hunger in schools and communities across the country. A new study by No Kid Hungry found that 95 percent of teachers believe hunger impacts their students' ability to succeed and 77 percent of teachers directly correlate hunger with poor academic performance.
"For the second consecutive year, we're so proud and thankful to have Noodles & Company's continued support of our mission to ensure that no child in this country ever goes hungry again," said Diana Hovey, senior vice president of Dine Out for No Kid Hungry. "With just the simple act of dining out and making a donation at Noodles & Company during the month of September, we can all help make an immediate difference in a big way."
Coupons for the free Shareable item are valid through Oct. 17, 2017 and are good for any size Korean BBQ Meatballs, Cheesy Garlic Bread or Potstickers. The coupon cannot be combined with any other offer. For more information on Noodles & Company or its partnership with No Kid Hungry, please visit noodles.com/endhunger.
About Noodles & Company
Noodles & Company is a fast-casual restaurant chain where its globally inspired dishes come together to create a World Kitchen. Recognized previously by Parents magazine as a Top Family Friendly Restaurant and by Health magazine as one of America's Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants, Noodles & Company is a restaurant where Japanese Pan Noodles rest comfortably next to Penne Rosa and Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, but where world flavors don't end at just noodles. Inspired by some of the world's most celebrated flavor combinations, Noodles & Company's menu offers soups, salads and shareables. Noodles & Company makes everything fresh to order, just as you like it, using quality ingredients. Servers deliver dishes to the table, allowing guests to sit and relax or grab a quick bite. With more than 400 locations nationwide, from California to Connecticut, guests can find a location near them and tour the global menu by visiting www.noodles.com.
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 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, eat healthy summer meals, and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.
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