“You don’t realize how far a dollar goes in this, but that’s pretty amazing,” Bush said in an interview with the Index. “[Hungry kids] are everywhere, in every neighborhood. It’s across the nation in every ethnicity and economic level across the board. If a kid needs something, we’re going to do what we can to help, as far as Fuzzy’s goes.”
“We’re excited,” Mineral Wells franchise owner Will Tate said. “Anytime we can help kids, that’s what it’s all about. We Just love giving back.”
Fuzzy’s Euless location raised the most customer donations, generating more than $4,200 to feed 42,000 kids. In all, 17 stores collected more than $1,000 each to give to No Kid Hungry and help the cause.
A Fuzzy’s representative said the chain does not have plans for any more big fundraising campaigns in the immediate future, but he did mention that they would be offering $1 tacos all day in celebration of National Taco Day on Oct. 2.
As for Fuzzy’s 10th birthday, the decision to give rather than receive was a meaningful one, one that should have a lasting impact, especially on the kids fed through the promotion.
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