Local McDonald’s franchisees at certain stores in Chattanooga, Tennessee, North Alabama and in Bowling Green, Kentucky, are hosting a “Fries for School Supplies” fundraiser from Aug. 21-25, according to WDEF report.
“Ten percent of all a la carte fry sales will be donated back to local schools. And this is extremely important because this allows our schools to be able to provide our teachers with the supplies they need. So, everything from hand sanitizer to whiteboards to technology, all of those things we are looking to be able to give back to our schools,” Keonna Daughtry, McDonald’s franchisee Greater Foods Group HR strategist/community relations partner, said in the news report.
“For our regular customers, I know they come in and get their combo meals, so in addition to that feel free to throw on some extra a la carte fries for friends and family, and that’s a great way to contribute as well, too. We’re really just looking to see the community come out and support because everybody in our community we either have a child in Hamilton County Schools or we know someone that does. I think it’s just a great way to show our support as a community,” Daughtry said.
The McDonald’s units raised $85,000 during last year’s fundraising campaign. The brand plans to donate the money raised directly to schools.