Wendy’s Commits More than $185,000 to Organizations across U.S. and Canada


DUBLIN, Ohio. — The Wendy’s Company has committed to making charitable donations to a variety of organizations across the U.S. and Canada, with a focus on foster care adoption, hunger and food integrity, youth and families and vibrant communities. These commitments are a continuation of Wendy’s Community Giving Program that started in 2020.

New charitable contributions include a $125,000 sponsorship of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and $60,000 to various organizations where company employees could request financial support in the general range of $2,500 to $10,000. Ten organizations were selected to receive a grant, including:

  • Ashville Food Pantry
  • Camp Sunshine
  • Casa Valentina
  • Caterina’s Club
  • Common Grounds Free Store
  • Crisis Text Line
  • Foster Source
  • Hearache2Hope
  • Mississippi Families for Kids
  • Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency

“Our founder, Dave Thomas, believed the impact we make on our communities is just as important as the food we serve,” says Liliana Esposito, Wendy’s Chief Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Officer. “Guided by the values Dave set forth for the brand, Wendy’s is committed to giving something back and is proud to continue our giving program and charitable contributions in 2022. Through this work, we have the opportunity to both honor Dave’s legacy and support organizations and causes that matter most to our employees.”

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