TORONTO, May 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SUBWAY® restaurants across Ontario have partnered, once again, with the Ontario Association of Food Banks to address summer hunger. Through the ‘Make Someone’s Day with Sub of the Day’ campaign, which ran from February 12th – April 1st, 2018, participating SUBWAY® restaurants raised an incredible 151,107 meals, surpassing last year’s total of 118,600 meals.

“On behalf of the Ontario food bank network and the families we serve, we would like to thank SUBWAY® restaurants for this incredible support,” says Carolyn Stewart, Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Food Banks. “Summer is often a challenging time for food banks, as donations decrease but the need remains the same. SUBWAY® restaurants’ commitment will go a long way in helping us ensure that food bank shelves remain full and that families across the province are able to receive consistent support throughout the year.”

Through the ‘Make Someone’s Day with Sub of the Day’ initiative, SUBWAY® restaurants across Ontario donated one meal to the Ontario Association of Food Banks for every 10 Sub of the Day ™ subs sold. As locally owned and operated franchises, SUBWAY® restaurants are proud to further their commitment to the local community.

“With over 499,000 adults, children, and seniors visiting Ontario’s food banks every year, we rely on the generous support of community partners to help ensure families have access to nutritious food and programs when they visit our services,” says Stewart. “We are incredibly grateful for SUBWAY® restaurants’ ongoing support to local communities and families in need.”

Today also launches the beginning of Food Banks Canada’s “Every Plate Full” campaign. The Ontario Association of Food Banks is participating in this initiative with the continued goal of raising awareness of summer hunger, and encouraging Canadians to help fill the plates of families in need. This campaign will run until June 8th, 2018.

About SUBWAY® restaurants

Customers in 112 countries have easy access to a line-up of vegetables for their made-to-order sandwiches and salads at any of the more than 44,000 franchised locations. The company, founded 50 years ago by then 17-year-old Fred DeLuca and family-friend Dr. Peter Buck, is still a family-owned business with thousands of dedicated franchisees/entrepreneurs in neighborhoods around the world, providing easy access to vegetables, detailed nutrition, dietary, and healthy lifestyle information. This has been a priority for the SUBWAY® restaurants chain for many years. To learn more information about us, visit www.SUBWAY.com, like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SUBWAYCanada and follow us on https://twitter.com/SUBWAYCanada

About the Ontario Association of Food Banks

The Ontario Association of Food Banks is the province’s leading provider of emergency food support to frontline hunger-relief agencies and the leader in province-wide hunger research. Our mission is to strengthen communities by providing food banks with food, resources, and solutions that address both short and long-term food insecurity. For every $1 donated, the Ontario Association of Food Banks can provide the equivalent of three meals to someone in need.

For more information, please contact:

Angela Inks | Proof Advertising | angela.inks@proof-advertising.com | 512-427-3053

Amanda King | Ontario Association of Food Banks | amanda@oafb.ca | 416-656-4100