TORRANCE, Calif., May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, May 5th, Yoshinoya's Support Center employees participated in a food drive resulting in over a metric ton of food being donated to The Volunteer Center: Food for Kids. The donation of over 2,100 lbs. will feed over 200 families in the area.
The charity, Food for Kids, provides non-perishable food to Title One-eligible elementary school students in Carson, Compton, Long Beach, San Pedro, Torrance and Wilmington Schools. Hunger can have dramatic effects on educational progress and self-esteem, but poverty causes many students to arrive at school Monday morning without proper nourishment. While students eligible for the Free and Reduced Meal Program through Title One receive breakfast and lunch during the week, many families are not able to feed their children adequately on the weekends.
That's where Yoshinoya and Food For Kids teamed up to donate literally a ton of food. Every Friday, volunteers assemble and deliver bags filled with two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and a nutrition flyer. "We provide local families food for the weekend, so the children can concentrate on their studies instead of what may be served for dinner," shared Trisha Smith, Volunteer Services Manager of The Volunteer Center: Food for Kids.
"We are so thrilled with the outcome of this food drive," said Dar Vaseghi CEO of Yoshinoya. "Ensuring that families have nutritious food is important to us and we are grateful for Food for Kids and its commitment to supporting young students."
For more information on how to get involved with Food for Kids, please visit https://www.volcenter.org/food-for-kids
Fresh, wholesome Japanese-style cuisine is the essence of the Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen menu. Dating back to 1899 with the opening of its first restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, Yoshinoya is among the oldest quick-service restaurant chains in operation. Throughout its century of experience, Yoshinoya continues to grow aggressively while operating or franchising more than 1,833 restaurants in Japan, Mainland China, Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines and the United States. The Yoshinoya Japanese Kitchen menu is based on fresh ingredients served in a variety of rice bowls, including the original Beef Bowl© that started it all in 1899. Yoshinoya has more than 100+ restaurants in California with plans for expansion through additional company restaurants. For more information, visit http://www.YoshinoyaAmerica.com
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