In the spirit of the holiday season, The Cheesecake Factory and its charitable foundation are grateful to be able to assist those who may not have the means to celebrate. More than 3,000 staff members from The Cheesecake Factory will gather in 13 locations around the United States to prepare and serve sit-down holiday meals at its 14th annual Thanksgiving Day Feast.
The Cheesecake Factory’s Thanksgiving Day Feast will take place at 13 Salvation Army locations coast to coast including Anaheim, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Long Island, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. on Thanksgiving Day. The Cheesecake Factory will prepare and serve holiday meals to more than 6,000 low-income individuals and families who will be treated to a full-service, sit-down meal that includes freshly roasted turkey with all the trimmings, and The Cheesecake Factory’s famous seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake.
“The Cheesecake Factory is proud to be serving our 14th annual Thanksgiving Day Feast,” said David Overton, Founder and CEO of The Cheesecake Factory. “We’re so pleased that we are able to provide a special meal for the less fortunate and are very appreciative of our staff members who volunteer their time on Thanksgiving to serve others.”
The annual Thanksgiving Day Feast is one of several programs that The Cheesecake Factory has initiated to help support hunger-relief in America. The company also participates in a nationwide Harvest Food Donation Program by regularly donating fresh food from its restaurants to local food rescue operations for distribution to soup kitchens and shelters to aid those in need. Since the program’s inception in 2007, The Cheesecake Factory has donated more than 3.4 million pounds of food. Additionally, The Cheesecake Factory has donated nearly $4 million to Feeding America®, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization, through their partnership over the past seven and a half years.
As additional support for Feeding America, The Cheesecake Factory staff members nationwide participated in a Peanut Butter Drive during September’s Hunger Action Month, collecting more than 180,000 pounds of peanut butter to benefit local Feeding America food banks. Peanut butter is a crucial supply for food banks, supplying a protein-filled option for school lunches and meals for families.