Domino’s Fights Against Hunger

Team members take action to help food banks with summer feeding

Published: June 7, 2023
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Domino’s corporate and supply chain team members in Houston volunteered at Houston Food Bank in May, helping to sort and repackage food in the warehouse.

Though the summer brings warm weather and sunshine, it can be a difficult time for many. As schools close, many families lose access to the main source of food that feeds their children and turn to local food pantries for help. As a result, the demand on food banks largely increases in the summer. Last month, Domino’s team members across the country took part in anti-hunger initiatives to help alleviate the pressure on these local organizations.

To kick off May, Domino’s corporate and supply chain team members in Houston volunteered at Houston Food Bank – an organization that services 18 counties in Southeast Texas. These volunteers worked together to sort and repackage food in the warehouse.

“Giving back has become engrained in the culture at Domino’s,” said John Peoples, director of Domino’s South Texas Supply Chain Center. “Our team is not only responsible for giving customers a great quality product, but for providing support and resources to those in need in our community.”

At Domino’s corporate headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, team members generously donated food and funds to benefit Food Gatherers – a Feeding America partner that Domino’s has supported for more than 20 years. More than $1,300 and 330 lbs. of food were donated to help Food Gatherers with summer feeding initiatives.

Ann Arbor team members also participated in an event to help Food Gatherers feed local children. They decorated paper bags with colorful pictures and inspiring quotes, and stuffed them with delicious, kid-friendly lunch items. Team members created more than 150 lunches that were donated to Food Gatherers, which will distribute them to children this summer.

“Local food banks and pantries face many challenges as post-pandemic help is beginning to fade and summer months bring an increase in demand,” said Jen Whaley, manager of annual giving and grant development at Food Gatherers. “Thanks to the recent efforts by the Domino’s team, Food Gatherers will be able to provide over 4,000 meals to those in need in Washtenaw County.”

Hunger and food insecurity are present in all communities, so organizations like Houston Food Bank and Food Gatherers that fight to address these problems are vital. Domino’s has supported anti-hunger initiatives for decades and is proud of our team members who are eager to do their part.

Click here to learn more about Domino’s community giving efforts.