STANDISH, Mich. (April 23, 2020) – Forward Corporation, owner and operator of 56 Subway® restaurants in 16 counties throughout Michigan, today announced a partnership between Subway and Feeding America® to provide up to 15 million meals* to feed people in need in communities across the country, including those in Michigan. Through Thursday, April 30, with the purchase of every Footlong for takeout, catering or delivery, Subway will provide a meal* to Feeding America.
With Feeding America predicting food banks needing an additional estimated $1.4 billion over the next six months to feed people in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic, community members can lend their support by simply ordering their favorite Footlong from participating restaurants, through the Subway app, or order.subway.com.
“The realities we’re facing as a country and here at home in Michigan, make it imperative that we come together and support one another within our communities,” said Abby Moniz, fifth-generation president of the family-owned Forward Corporation. “Our Forward family has stood with communities in Michigan through the Great Depression, 9/11 and the financial crisis of 2008, and while today’s challenges are admittedly unprecedented, we know we are going to get through them, together.”
Community members wanting to help neighbors in need can purchase their favorite Footlong secure in the knowledge that Subway and Forward Corporation have taken aggressive steps to ensure the safety of customers and employees. These include increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing, continued reinforcement of existing health and food safety protocols and moving to a takeout and delivery-only model.
For a full list of Forward Corporation Subway locations, visit: forwardcorp.com/subway, and for more information about how Subway and its Franchise Owners are addressing the coronavirus outbreak, visit Subway.com/COVIDRelief.
About Forward Corporation
Forward Corporation, a fifth-generation, family-owned and operated Michigan company, has been in business over 90 years. With 29 Shell and Marathon convenience stores, Forward Corporation’s brand portfolio has grown to include Subway restaurants, Super 8 Motels, a Quality Inn, and The LumberJack Restaurant in West Branch. Forward Corporation also owns and operates Forward Energy, a heating fuels business, and T.R. McTaggart, a custom screen print and embroidery business. Headquartered in Standish, Mich., Forward Corporation proudly employs 1,000 Michigan residents across the state.
About Subway ® Restaurants
The Subway restaurant chain continues to evolve the dining experience, offering guests in more than 100 countries quality ingredients, as well as robust flavor combinations while serving over 6 million made-to-order sandwiches created each day. All Subway restaurants are owned and operated by more than 20,000 Franchise Owners, who employ many people in their communities. The Subway experience is also delivered online at Subway.com, through Subway.com/Delivers, and the Subway® App. Subway® is a Registered Trademark of Subway IP LLC. © 2020 Subway IP LLC.
About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
*From 4/17-4/30/20 Subway® will donate the monetary equivalent of 1 meal ($0.10) for every footlong sold, up to 15,000,000 meals ($1.5 million) to Feeding America®. $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.