Want to help but don't know how? Dining at any Jersey Mike's location from Sept. 11 through Sept. 17 will aid Hurricane Harvey victims through a two-part program.
The eatery has area locations in Brookfield, Fairfield, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Westport and Wilton as well as Derby and Branford.
Part One: Jersey Mike's will donate $1 for every regular-size No. 7 turkey breast and provolone sub sold through partnerships with the Houston Food Bank and Corpus Christi Food Bank.
Part Two: Through a grassroots program, Jersey Mike’s will hand out special cards in local communities nationwide offering a free sub for a $2 donation to the food banks. Cards can be redeemed in participating restaurants from Friday, Sept. 15, through Friday, Dec. 1.
"We want to let people know about the fundraiser so they can come together and join us in this national effort to help all those affected by the devastation in the Greater Houston and Corpus Christi areas," said Peter Cancro, founder and CEO, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems.
"We are grateful to our local owners, managers, and crews who dropped everything to make sub sandwiches for thousands of people in need as well as for fire departments, EMS and other first responders."
Jersey Mike’s is a fixture in Texas neighborhoods, with 16 locations in the Houston area and two in Corpus Christi. The company expects to raise at least $500,000 for the food banks.
"There are a lot of people down here in Texas who have lost homes and livelihoods," said Dalton Stewart, a Jersey Mike’s area director in Dallas, who brought down a team to help colleagues make subs in Houston.
"It doesn’t surprise me that the Jersey Mike’s family would step up in these difficult times to make a difference."
Jersey Mike’s locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are feeding evacuees at local shelters as well as at the Red Cross Command Center there, Stewart added.
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