National 4‑H Council and Subway® Launch “4‑H Sundays at Subway®” to Promote Healthy Living
Chevy Chase, Md. (July 10, 2017) – Every year, 4‑Hers’s across the country lead community programs to promote the importance of eating well and being physically active. This summer, participating Subway® restaurants are partnering with 4‑H to bring more resources for local Healthy Living programming with 4‑H Sundays at Subway®.
Each Sunday this summer, through August 27, participating Subway® restaurants will make a donation to their local 4‑H. Subway® will donate up to $116,150 total to 4‑H Healthy Living programs.
In addition to the restaurant donations, participating 4‑H states can win $15,000 more when 4‑H youth, families and supporters participate in the 4‑H Sundays at Subway® Photo Contest and share a photo of their dining experience. The state with the most photos wins $15,000; the runner-up state will win $5,000. Visit www.4‑H.org/4HSundays to learn more about the contest.
Select markets across Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio are participating in the summer promotion.
The 4‑H Sundays at Subway® grants will make it possible for more youth in communities across the country to experience youth-led, hands-on programs in nutrition education, cooking, physical activity and emotional well-being.
“National 4‑H Council is thrilled to be partnering with Subway on the 4‑H Sundays at Subway® promotion this summer,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4‑H Council. “Subway’s® support of local 4‑H Healthy Living programs will not only help empower youth and their families with quality healthy living educational opportunities, but it will also engage and inspire youth to build leadership skills and help make positive changes in their community.”
4‑H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4‑H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4‑H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4‑H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4‑H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.
About Subway® Restaurants
Guests in 112 countries have easy access to a fresh line-up of vegetables for their made-to-order sandwiches and salads at more than 44,600 franchised locations. Sandwich Artists serve 7.5 million sandwiches a day around the world. The company, founded over 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, visit www.subway.com. Subway® is a registered trademark of Subway IP Inc.