McDonald’s donates meals to campers

McDonald’s donates meals to campers
August 10
00:00 2017

McDonald’s of the Triad donated food for 110 children at the William G. White Summer Day Camp at the YMCA of Northwest N.C. in Winston-Salem with the delivery of a Happy Meal lunch for each one as part of the 2017 “Buy One Share One Happy Meal Campaign.”

The children spent their lunch hour enjoying their meals and socializing with Ronald McDonald, who made a surprise guest appearance.

This is the third year that McDonald’s of the Triad has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to address food insecurity needs of the local community, which elevate during the summer months.

For every Happy Meal purchased on Mondays during the month of June, a Happy Meal, in turn, was allocated to a child in need at one of 27 summer meal sites sponsored by Second Harvest Food Bank.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C. is the leading hunger-relief organization for an 18-county service area. In partnership with more than 400 local food assistance programs (food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and special feeding programs for children and seniors), Second Harvest Food Bank works to address immediate needs for food assistance and pursues an end to hunger through outreach, education and advocacy.

Collectively, its network is a source of food and hope for nearly 300,000 neighbors in need each year, including 100,000 children. Special Second Harvest Food Bank programs include initiatives to combat childhood hunger; the Triad Community Kitchen culinary job training program; Nutrition Education Services and others.

As a result of the campaign’s success, McDonald’s restaurants in the Triad are collectively distributing 35,944 Happy Meals, with a monetary value of more than $125,000, to local children this summer in Forsyth and the following counties: Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin.

These McDonald’s Happy Meals allow children access to a fresh and well-rounded meal – something they may not get otherwise. Each Happy Meal consists of an entrée choice of Chicken Mcnuggets, a cheeseburger or a hamburger and a toy. Each meal is also customizable with two side items, including yogurt, and fat-free chocolate milk, low-fat white milk or apple juice.

There are 91 McDonald’s restaurants in the Triad, including Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. The restaurants are owned and operated by 23 local entrepreneurs.

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