Ruby Tuesday Partners with Food For The Poor GiveBack Program on May 15 to Help Feed Children

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 26, 2012) — Enjoy a meal at Ruby Tuesday on May 15, and the restaurant will give back 20 percent of the purchase to the international relief and development organization Food For The Poor. Twenty-two locations across the state of Florida are participating in the program that will help feed hungry children in the Caribbean and Latin America.

  Ruby Tuesday GiveBack

The program works very simply. Restaurant patrons take the flyer to participating restaurants, and the restaurant will give back 20 percent of the purchase. The Food For The Poor Giveback day is May 15, the International Day of Families. Ruby Tuesday customers also can visit www.FoodForThePoor.org/rubytuesday and help make a difference in the lives of the poor. Since August 2011, Ruby Tuesday has given back more than $267,000 to various charities.

Ruby Tuesday’s Community GiveBack Program with Food For The Poor comes at a time when global food prices are rising. The United Nations food agency reported in the first week of April that food prices have risen for the third straight month, adding to fears of hunger in developing countries. For $14.60, Food For The Poor can feed four children for one month. As an example of the power of the GiveBack program, a family that spends $40 on dinner could feed two children for a month.

“Generous partners such as Ruby Tuesday make our work possible. We encourage families to enjoy a meal together at one of their restaurants on May 15 and make a huge difference,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “We are grateful for such a caring company, because through their donation, lives literally will be saved.”

Ruby Tuesday was founded in 1972, and is a publicly owned company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (RT). The company has nearly 900 company-owned and franchised restaurants throughout the United States and all over the world. More than 40,000 corporate and franchise team members are employed by Ruby Tuesday. For more information, please visit www.rubytuesday.com.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.

For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Contact:
Kathy Skipper
Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6614
kathys@foodforthepoor.com