During these challenging times, Inspire Brands, the Inspire Brands Foundation and our family of brands have responded to the global pandemic the best way we know how: by nourishing our communities. Since mid-March, our restaurants have provided more than $600,000 in in-kind food donations. And now, as part of our continued efforts to support those on the frontlines battling COVID-19, we’re proud to launch the Inspire Hometown Heroes program.
Inspire Hometown Heroes offers a simple, yet impactful opportunity for businesses and individuals to make a difference. All donations will go to the Inspire Brands Foundation and will directly enable our family of brands to provide much-needed meals for healthcare workers in select markets around the country.
With each donation, donors have the option to select by brand and hometown, as well as to include a special message to our heroes. If donors choose a specific brand, the Inspire Brands Foundation will allocate the donation to a meal delivery in the available market nearest the address entered at checkout.
As part of our commitment to the program, Inspire Brands corporate-owned restaurants are providing all food supplies and labor required for food preparation and delivery at cost.
“With thousands of our restaurants continuing to serve guests across the country, Inspire is uniquely able to provide an easy and effective way for individuals and businesses to support their communities,” said Paul Brown, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inspire. “Together, we can provide essential nourishment and show our appreciation for the millions of men and women who are working around the clock to keep us healthy and safe.”
The Inspire Hometown Heroes program is just one of the many ways Inspire and our brands have responded to the pandemic. In April, the Inspire Brands Foundation, with support from the Arby’s Foundation, launched a $1 million COVID-19 relief fund dedicated to supporting childhood hunger and restaurant industry relief efforts. Many of our franchisees have offered food donations to hospitals heavily impacted by the spread of the virus, fed children without access to school lunches and sought out innovative ways to help those in need. Our restaurant teams have also made a difference in their communities, from helping donate 5,000 meals to a children’s hospital to giving a nurse an escape from the world with a delightful meal and a smile.
At Inspire, we’re honored to continue fueling America and making a difference in the communities we serve. To learn more about how you can join Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, SONIC Drive-In, Jimmy John’s and Rusty Taco in feeding deserving heroes across the country, click here.