Shattering first-year tally, donations from guests, employees and partners lift restaurant company’s total support to $700,000 since 2016
Topping its successful first-year campaign by $100,000, Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes guests, team members, farmers and business partners have raised $400,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help kids battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases, owner Garden Fresh Restaurants, LLC. announced today.
The restaurants and St. Jude wrapped up its latest national giving campaign last week and all money raised will support the St. Jude mission: Finding Cures. Saving Children®. Actor Patrick Warburton, the voice of the Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes “Discover Fresh” advertising campaign, introduced Garden Fresh to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by sharing his personal commitment to the St. Jude mission. Garden Fresh Chief Operating Officer Greg Keller presented St. Jude with a check at Warburton’s annual Celebrity Golf Tournament fundraising event on March 11 in Palm Desert, California. The Warburton event, now in its seventh year, raised a record-breaking $2,227,000 in the just-ended campaign.
“We’re honored to be part of this important fight to find cures and to support the kids and their families enduring such difficult circumstances,” Keller said. “We’re very grateful and proud of our guests and team members who stepped up to make a difference for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”