Duffey Petrosky

March 12, 2015 12:03 ET

Jackson-Area SUBWAY®s Host 15th Annual Feed a Friend Food Drive

Lansing- and Jackson-Based Franchises Offer Free Sandwich in Exchange for Donations

LANSING, MI--(Marketwired - March 12, 2015) - SUBWAY® stores in the Lansing and Jackson areas are hosting the chain's 15th annual Feed a Friend food drive on March 19th, 2015.

Customers who purchase any regular 6-inch SUBWAY® sandwich at a participating SUBWAY® restaurant will receive a free, regular 6-inch sandwich of equal or lesser value if they bring in a canned good or other non-perishable food item for donation.

Since its inception in 2000 by Jackson-based franchisee, Bob Richardson, the Feed a Friend food drive has supplied over 150,000 pounds of food to Michigan residents in the Lansing and Jackson areas.

"The SUBWAY® brand has always encouraged our charitable activities, and we are so proud that Feed a Friend has been able to support our local communities for 15 years," said Richardson. "When you donate a non-perishable food item to Feed a Friend, it's guaranteed to feed families in need within your community."

This year, the day-long food drive will benefit partnering food banks, Greater Lansing Food Bank and South Central Food Bank of Michigan.

"This is our 15th time partnering with the Feed a Friend food drive, and we're so grateful to SUBWAY® and our community's continued support," said Kim Harkness, Director of Operations at Greater Lansing Food Bank.

"It's important that communities and local businesses support one another, and the Feed a Friend program is a great example of that," added Holly Cavinder, Communications Manager, South Central Food Bank of Michigan.

The participating SUBWAY® stores are expecting to raise over 15,000 pounds of food this year. Cash donations will also be accepted through the SUBWAY® Cares program, where donations are automatically credited to either Greater Lansing Food Bank or South Central Food Bank of Michigan, based on the geographic location of the SUBWAY® restaurant.

About SUBWAY®:

Since 1965, SUBWAY®owners have been devoted to offering customers customized made-to-order sandwiches with a wide range of better-for-you options. With more than 335 military locations around the world, the SUBWAY®restaurant chain also has a long history of working with all branches of the U.S. military in providing a taste of home to the thousands of service men and women stationed on bases in the U.S. and overseas.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact for Lansing Area
    Steve Hefty 
    Chairman, Board of Directors
    Lansing/Jackson SUBWAY® 
    Cell: 517.712.4474
    Office: 517.393.4075

    Media Contact for Jackson Area
    Bob Richardson
    Member, Board of Directors
    Lansing/Jackson SUBWAY®
    Cell: 517.206.6554
    Office: 517.748.9240