Mr. Serious and I are big fans of Ted’s Montana grill. We go on date nights and with the kids. They like the bison on the wall! This past weekend, we snuck in a date night while the girls were at our YMCA parent’s night out. He surprised me by scheduling a massage and I had planned dinner out at Ted’s!
Ted’s invited us to grab a bite and hear about the No Kid Hungry campaign in which they are participating.
About No Kid Hungry:
Share Our Strength® is a national nonprofit that has been fighting poverty and hunger since 1984.
Share Our Strength created the No Kid Hungry Campaign to raise the funds needed to connect the millions of at-risk children in this country to the nutritious food they need to thrive.
What made it personal.
We’ve been fortunate to never have personally experienced hunger. But I had students when I was teaching that only got a meal at school and that was it. The manager came over and spoke to us and told us there were plenty of times that water was a meal for him. That really puts it into perspective.
The manager at the Ted’s location told us that they exceed their goal every single year and they will again this year, too.
About No Kid Hungry at Ted’s Montana Grill:
Since 2008, Ted’s Montana Grill has raised $834,000 to end childhood hunger in the U.S. These funds have helped connect kids in the U.S. to over 8 million additional meals.
At Ted’s, guests can donate $5, $10 or $15 towards the cause, and will receive one $5 thank you for donations of $5 or more.
No Kid Hungry is aiming to help end childhood hunger with a goal of providing meals to over 10,000 kids just at this one location. Nationally, in 2016, the goal is to raise $300,000, which is equivalent to 3 million meals for hungry children in America. The Dine-out will take place at Ted’s between August 29 – October 2.
About Childhood Hunger:
1 in 5 US kids don’t get the food they need, 16 million kids still struggle with hunger in America. In fact many kids only get 1-2 meals a day that are provided at school. During the holidays and evenings, there might be no other food.
$1 can connect a child in need with up to 10 meals.
Dine Out for No Kid Hungry is the largest opportunity for the restaurant industry to unite in support of ending childhood hunger in the U.S.
Love drinking wine?
Even better. This year, Ted’s also has a unique partnership with Bison Ridge Wine. Bison Ridge will donate 50 cents for each glass and $1 for each bottle purchased during the campaign. At the end of the campaign, Ted’s will match this contribution for additional funds to No Kind Hungry.
At our local Ted’s, they are having a WINEdown with wine, bites, live music and more with a donation of $25 at the door…and a raffle.
We enjoyed our date night and talked about kids in need of food and how in addition to making a donation, we can help in our community. We donate meals at our YMCA every time there is a school break to make sure children continue to get food on their school breaks. We also donate during the summer at MUST ministries with bagged lunches.
I like that Ted’s offers a way for people that are already going out to help give back in a very easy way.
If you want to make a donation, you can check out many restaurants participating, head in to a Ted’s and make a donation, or donate online. How do you help out those less fortunate?