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Mimi’s Café supports hunger relief with “Soup To-Go”

Hunger Action Month gets under way with help from the restaurant chain

by Scott McCourtneyPublished: September 20, 2012 03:30 PM

As part of Hunger Action Month, Mimi’s Café has committed to helping out during the month of September and beyond, with the company’s year-round effort to fight hunger by working with Food Donation Connection (FDC).

The Irvine-based nationwide restaurant chain is participating with its “Soup To-Go” take-out program. This idea was created to give guests quality soup at the low price of $5 or $6, with portions of the proceeds going to support local hunger relief efforts.

The “Soup To-Go” program has generated more than $66,000 since it launched five months ago. The Quarter for Quart program features signature soups from the Mimi’s Café menu, including Roasted Tomato Basil and French Onion. By donating $0.25 for every quart sold, Mimi’s 145 restaurants will work with over 100 local nonprofit organizations in the areas where the restaurants are located, through FDC.

“At Mimi’s, we go beyond just making and serving food, we are in the business of caring. That’s why we are committed to helping the one in six Americans at risk of going hungry every day. We are helping put food on tables in our neighborhoods during Hunger Action Month and all year long,” explains Mark Mears, president and chief concept officer for Mimi’s.

FDC is a leader in coordinating surplus prepared food donation and Mimi’s is proud to work with them. For more information, visit hungeractionmonth.org or Mimiscafe.com to learn more about the program or to find a Mimi’s Café.

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