The Cheesecake Factory® continues its support for Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger relief organization, by donating proceeds from its Oreo® Dream Extreme Cheesecake sales this year.
The Cheesecake Factory's Oreo(R) Dream Extreme Cheesecake sales will benefit Feeding America. (Photo: Business Wire)
The Cheesecake Factory will donate $0.25 for every slice of its new Oreo ® Dream Extreme Cheesecake sold from September 1, 2012 through the end of August 2013, in support of the organization’s initiatives to mobilize the public to end hunger in the United States. Also in support of Feeding America’s September Hunger Action Month, The Cheesecake Factory staff members nationwide will participate in a Peanut Butter Drive to benefit local Feeding America food banks. The company’s goal is to collect more than 100,000 pounds of peanut butter throughout September, just in time for back to school lunches for hungry children. “We truly value The Cheesecake Factory’s continued support to help aid our local food banks and reduce hunger in America,” said Matt Knott, Interim President and CEO of Feeding America. “They have always been a valued partner and share the same goal of ending domestic hunger.” The Cheesecake Factory’s financial support will aid in Feeding America’s efforts to raise money for its network of more than 200 local food banks that serve 37 million Americans in need each year. Since 2008, The Cheesecake Factory has donated over $2.1 million to Feeding America, which is the equivalent of 14.7 million meals. “We are honored to support Feeding America in its mission to feed America’s hungry,” said David Overton, Founder of The Cheesecake Factory. “Hunger and poverty continue to be a crisis for many Americans and we are thankful to have the opportunity to provide continued support to Feeding America.”