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'Ringing in' Dine Out for No Kid Hungry


Nasdaq trading opened Friday with a tribute Dine Out for No Kid Hungry. Representatives from Share Our Strength, National Restaurant Association and Ignite Restaurant Group were among those who participated in the opening-bell ceremony.

Restaurants and their guests have raised more than $18 million through Dine Out for No Kid Hungry since 2008. The campaign runs throughout September.

Ray Blanchette, CEO of Ignite Restaurant Group, said the campaign to end child hunger was a natural extension of the restaurant industry's work. "It's a foundational issue," he said. "We make a living out of feeding people ... [Dine Out] is something we all ought to rally around."

Blanchette and Share Our Strength founder Billy Shore drew comparisions between the Dine Out campaign and the investing community Shore noted that it was critical to raise revenue to resolve the problem of childhood hunger. Blanchette said that he had witnessed the challenges children face in school when they're not property fed. "We can't have a strong America or a strong economy with weak kids," he said.

After Shore, Blanchette and Joe's Crab Shack President Jim Mazany rang the opening bell, a larger-than-life promotion for the Dine Out campaign appeared on the Jumbotron in Times Square.

The NRA is a founding partner of Dine Out for No Kid Hungry.


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