RESTAURANTS AND FOOD DONATION REQUESTS
Burger King – While each Burger King franchise owner is in charge of handling their restaurant’s specific donation requests, the company as a whole has a “Benefit Night” program where 20% of all sales from a particular night will go toward a nonprofit or school.
Chick-fil-A – Chick-fil-A donates surplus food to local shelters and soup kitchen through their “Chick-fil-A Shared Table” program. They also help victims and first responders during and after natural disasters. Individual restaurants also host fundraising and benefit nights.
Coca Cola – All donation requests for Coca Cola must be submitted online. Nonprofits can apply year-round, and there is no dollar limitation for these community grants. Nonprofits can also request product donations from Coca Cola.
Darden Restaurants – Since the mid 1990s, Darden Restaurant Group (which includes restaurants such as Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, and Long Horn) has donated more than $82 million in grants to nonprofit organizations.
Dunkin’ Donuts – Dunkin’ Donuts’ “The Joy In Childhood Foundation” helps sick and hungry children across the country. They have donated over $11 million to hundreds of national and local charities all across the United States.
The Fresh Market – The Fresh Market has a quarterly budget for in-kind or product donations. Each store also provides regular donations to food banks in their area. They also have strategic partnerships with several national nonprofits.
General Mills – General Mills focuses their philanthropy on three areas: increasing community food security, the sustainability of agriculture, and protecting natural resources. General Mills also runs the Box Tops for Education program.
Kroger – Organizations can make donation requests to Kroger or any of their partner grocery stores. Nonprofits must be involved in one of the following focus areas: hunger relief, women’s health, education, the environment, or diversity.
McDonald’s – Through the Ronald McDonald House Charities, McDonald’s supports families and children all over the country. Their Courtesy Corporation supports local communities by donating to events that correspond with McDonald’s core values.
Pepsi – In the past 10 years, Pepsi has donated nearly a billion dollars in cash grants and product donations. They primarily make grants to nonprofits that focus on encouraging healthy lifestyles, improving the availability of affordable nutrition, and the environment.
Publix – If your nonprofit is interested in a grant or sponsorship from Publix, you must mail or fax your request at least a month before you need the funds. Publix only supports organizations that focus on young people, education, and homelessness.
Starbucks – As of last year, the Starbucks Foundation changed their grant system to an invitation-only style. Starbucks now selects their grant recipients based on how much impact they think the grant will have in that nonprofit’s area.
Subway – Subway’s corporate social responsibility efforts span from environmental leadership and sustainable sourcing to nutritional leadership and sponsorships and donations. They will accept online donation requests from schools and nonprofits.
Walmart – Walmart offers community grants that range from $250 to $2,500. Nonprofits must submit online applications by the end of the calendar year. Organizations can submit up to 25 grant requests each year.
Whole Food – Nonprofits are encouraged to make donation requests to the Whole Foods Market closest to their organization. Whole Foods asks that organizations submit applications within 8 weeks of the fundraising need.
Big – Y - Big Y Foods Inc. would be happy to review your request for a donation.
For requests of $50 value or less, please go to your local Big Y.
Use this form for all other requests. We ask that you fill in the information below and submit this form, along with a letter outlining your activity and needs. We ask for at least a week to process your request. We will then contact you.
Panera Bread - Panera Bread®, we believe we’re more than a restaurant; we’re a member of each and every community we serve. As a member of your community, it's important to us that we do what we can to support you.
Bakers - If your nonprofit organization fits the eligibility requirements of Kroger donations program, please submit some basic information to begin the donation request. Please note that this form will expire after 7:00 PM. Submissions after the form has expired will not be entered into our system.