Nov. 19, 2006 – Richmond, Va. ( Nov. 19, 2006 ) — SUBWAY Restaurants are known for providing healthy options and good value to hungry diners, but this Thanksgiving Richmond-area SUBWAY owners will be helping to feed the hungry in a much more meaningful way. Local franchisees have banded together to donate 40 12-lb. turkeys, three party platters, napkins, cutlery and assorted condiments – cumulatively valued at more than $600 – to The Giving Heart for use at its Community Thanksgiving Feast for the needy.
Back after a one-year hiatus, the Community Thanksgiving Feast has served nearly 20,000 meals to Richmond-area residents in the previous six years. The event, sponsored by The Giving Heart nonprofit organization, relies entirely on volunteers and donations to provide a hearty meal to the elderly, homeless and lonely on Thanksgiving. “No one will be turned away,” says The Giving Heart Executive Director Vicky Neilson. “We are confident that the Richmond community will step up and help us once again bring the true spirit of Thanksgiving to the people in our area who might not otherwise be able to celebrate the holiday.”
“On behalf of the 123 SUBWAY Restaurants in the greater Richmond area, we are extremely pleased to provide The Giving Heart with this donation,” said Mark Fye, owner of the SUBWAY in the Oxbridge Square Shopping Center. “As local business owners, we have much to be thankful for, and this is just one small way we wanted to give back to the community.”
For more information about SUBWAY Restaurants’ participation in the The Giving Heart’s Community Thanksgiving Feast, please call Jamie L. Martin at ( 919 ) 420-6072 or e-mail email@example.com. More information on The Giving Heart and its Community Thanksgiving Feast is available at www.thegivingheart.org, or by calling Vicki Neilson at ( 804 ) 749-4726.
About SUBWAY Restaurants
With more than 26,000 locations in 83 countries, the SUBWAY Restaurant chain is the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise. In 2002, the SUBWAY chain surpassed McDonald’s in the number of restaurants open in the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Milford, Conn., the SUBWAY Restaurant chain was co-founded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. The SUBWAY chain was named the number one franchise opportunity in all categories by Entrepreneur magazine in its Annual Franchise 500 ranking for 2005. This marks the 14th time in 18 years that SUBWAYÒ Restaurants has received this distinction. For more information on SUBWAY Restaurants, please visit www.subway.com.
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