Marcus Lemonis, best known for his long running hit show CNBC’s “The Profit,” and founder of “The Simple Greek” wants to challenge Americans to give back to their local restaurants and help those who are food insecure during this holiday season.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for food assistance and catastrophic impact on small businesses across the country. It is projected that over 50 million people are currently food insecure, over 5.3 million are senior citizens*. As part of the Plating Change program, the 24 Simple Greek franchise locations plan to donate at least 20,000 meals to those in need this holiday season.
Each locally owned and operated Simple Greek location is donating over 850 nutritious “Bowls of Hope“. Customers can join the cause and provide additional meals to people in need by visiting participating Simple Greek locations or online at www.thesimplegreek.com/locations and selecting their nearest location to make a donation. For every $5 donated, one Bowl of Hope is dispersed locally to neighbors experiencing food insecurity.
“There is a passion, amongst all of us, to ensure that small businesses feel supported and that people in need have a meal. We are creating a movement where we’re giving everyone the opportunity to ‘bet on humanity,” said Lemonis.” That is something we can all feel good about.