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White Castle Contributes $25,000 to Share Our Strength(R) to Help End Childhood Hunger in America
Date:5/15/2009

CHICAGO, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As a result of tough economic times, childhood hunger is on the rise. White Castle is making a $25,000 contribution to Share Our Strength(R), the leading national organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America. According to Share Our Strength estimates, on any given day 1 out of 6 children in the United States are in danger of experiencing hunger, and in recent months, the numbers have been growing. As a result, White Castle will be presenting a check for $25,000 to Debbie Shore of Share Our Strength at the White Castle at 3205 S. Ashland in Chicago, IL 60608 on Monday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m.

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Debbie Shore, Co-Founder and Associate Director of Share Our Strength expressed gratitude to White Castle, "During these difficult times, it is even more important than ever to work together to make a difference in the lives of children - hunger is an enemy that robs children of their chance for normal, healthy development. We are grateful to White Castle. This donation will help us end childhood hunger in America."

Jamie Richardson, White Castle Vice President commented, "We are grateful for organizations like Share Our Strength - they don't just identify the problem, then rest easy - they lead efforts that have an impact with individuals. At White Castle, we have been dedicated to 'feeding the hungry' since 1921 - whether that hunger is for physical nourishment, growth through learning, or connection to community. We are pleased to partner with Share Our Strength, and we see this contribution as an investment in all the great work they are doing."

About White Castle

White Castle was founded in Wichita, Kansas in 1921 and is considered to be the first fast-food hamburger restaurant chain. The company owns and operates 418 restaurants in 11 states exhibiting a high degree on community involvement, with an emphasis on "giving back" at the local level.

About Share Our Strength

Share Our Strength(R) is the leading national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. We weave together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger and ensure they have nutritious food where they live, learn and play. We work with the culinary industry to create engaging, pioneering programs like Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation(R), the nation's premier culinary benefit; Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale(R), a national grassroots effort; Share Our Strength's A Tasteful Pursuit(R), a touring dinner series; Share Our Strength's Great American Dine Out (R), a week-long program involving thousands of restaurants nationwide; and Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline(R), a cooking-based nutrition education program. Visit Strength.org.


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