Childhood Hunger: Fueling Dreams
Despite its lack of visibility, childhood hunger is a serious issue in the U.S., affecting 13 million kids. It’s more common than you think. And, we know that for a kid without food, the future doesn’t matter. So, we provide the food necessary for kids to fuel their dreams. We do this through our nationally recognized SOFI meal card program as well as through investments in local and national partners like No Kid Hungry.
School's Out, Food's In
Our School’s Out, Food’s in (SOFI) program is designed to support children who struggle to find meals during the summer when they no longer have access to free or reduced price school lunches. Each year, before the last day of school, Arby’s partners with local school systems to provide students with a SOFI meal card, providing 10 free Arby’s Kids meals for each student during the summer. This summer, Arby’s has provided access to over 3 million meals for kids in need.
“I wanted to thank Arby’s for allowing my child to get a free lunch today through the program in place to help less fortunate families in need. I am so pleased with your company for helping those in need, you have a lifetime customer.”
– Asheville SOFI card recipient
More Healthy, Less Hungry
Purchases from Arby’s Kids Meals help fund the work of the Arby’s Foundation and its fight to end childhood hunger in America.
Arby’s is also proud to offer a wholesome meal to our younger guests. Our roast beef slider Kids Meal meets the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program requirements. This voluntary program committed to offering healthful meal items for children, with a particular focus on increasing consumption of fruit and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and low-fat dairy, and limiting unhealthy fats, sugars and sodium.
EXPLORE CHILDHOOD HUNGER
It can seem overwhelming to make a real impact. But it doesn't have to be. At the Arby's Foundation,
we work hard to make it easy for you to make a difference.
Proud partners who have joined forces with Arby's in the fight against childhood hunger.
NO KID HUNGRY
Arby’s works hard to make a difference in the communities we serve by impacting the issue of childhood hunger on national, state and local levels.
Nationally, we partner with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign. As a Core Partner of the No Kid Hungry campaign, the highest delineation for a partner, we work with them on all levels to take a strategic approach to ending childhood hunger by funding long-term innovative programs and sustainable solutions that impact the issue of childhood hunger.
Georgia Food Bank Association
Through our partnership with the Georgia Food Bank Association we have tested and implemented innovative solutions for ending childhood hunger. These strategies include strategic capital investment grants, targeted marketing, and funding for Hunger Fellows positions that provide support and services to existing and potential summer meals sites.
These strategies, along with strategic partnerships with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Wholesome Wave, and Georgia 4-H, led to an increase of more than 32,000 kids accessing summer meals daily.
We’ve given away over $80 million dollars to youth related causes since 1986. With your help we can do even more.