A Subway campaign held in recognition of Hunger Action Month in September raised $14,600 for the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano.
On Wednesday, Akki Patel, CEO of Letap Group and local franchisor for Subway, presented the check to the local food bank that serves about 178,000 community members in need each month.
Patel credited local franchises and loyal customers for making the donation possible. Throughout the month of September, for every two meals purchased at Subway restaurants, the monetary equivalent of one meal was donated to food banks in the Feeding America network. Over 8,000 Subway restaurants nationwide participated, providing 4.8 million meals to over 90 food banks, including 400,000 to food banks located in the Northern California and Reno areas, according to Subway.
“We are so proud to have accomplished the goals we set together at the beginning of the Feed the Need Campaign,” Patel said.