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Regional Food Bank & Jersey Mike’s Subs Team Up for Month of Giving

Sales March 27 Benefit Hungry Oklahoma Children

March 4, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is joining forces with Jersey Mike’s Subs  restaurants throughout the Oklahoma City metro-area for the 3rd Annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign.  The campaign will culminate in the nationwide event, Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 27.

During the month of March, customers can make a donation to the Regional Food Bank at any metro area Jersey Mike’s restaurant.  On March 27, a special nationwide celebration, “Day of Giving,” will take place at all Jersey Mike’s locations to benefit 86 different charities including hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more.

On that day, Oklahoma City residents are invited to come in to a local Jersey Mike’s restaurant and enjoy a delicious sub meal.  All metro area Jersey Mike’s restaurants will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids program.

Local Jersey Mike’s restaurants participating include:

  • 1724 South Broadway Extension  in Edmond
  • 1149 East 2nd Street  in Edmond
  • 660 SW 19th Street in Moore
  • 1630 NW 23rd Street in Oklahoma City
  • 2522 W. Memorial Rd. in Oklahoma City
  • 3604 North May Avenue in Oklahoma City
  • 6401 Northwest Expressway 126B in Oklahoma City
  • 6719 North May Avenue in Oklahoma City
  • 6815 SW 3rd Street in Oklahoma City
  • 7500 South Santa Fe in Oklahoma City
  • 1940 S. Air Depot Blvd. in Midwest City
  • 3800 North MacArthur Boulevard in Warr Acres
  • 1600 Garth Brooks Boulevard in Yukon

“For a second year in a row, Jersey Mike’s is making a huge impact on childhood hunger in Oklahoma,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “Last year, metro stores raised more than $26,000 for Food for Kids.  Please visit Jersey Mikes this month and help us fight hunger and feed hope in Oklahoma.”

Last year’s Month of Giving campaign raised nearly $858,000 for 74 different charities nationwide. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised more than $5 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. 

“I would like to extend a personal invitation to come in and enjoy a Jersey Mike’s sub during our Month of Giving in support of one of your local charities,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, who started the company when he was only 17 years old.  “The opportunities to give are all around us so we hope this March you will join us to make a difference in someone’s life.”

To learn more about the Regional Food Bank visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405.972.1111.  For more information about Jersey Mike’s Subs Month of Giving please visit: http://www.jerseymikes.com.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization.  The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 90,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,000 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 470 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.  For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.

About Jersey Mike’s

Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 750 stores open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support.  Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s serves authentic East Coast-style subs on fresh baked bread – the same recipe it started with over 50 years ago.  The company’s mission is to bring its customers the highest quality, freshest made sub in the industry and give back to the communities in which it operates. A store locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike’s can be found at www.jerseymikes.com.

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