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12 weeks to earn your halo at Halo Burger

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

The parent company of Flint-based Halo Burger has announced the kick-off of an expansive fundraising initiative, 12 Weeks to Earn Your Halo.  This company-wide effort challenges each of the 12 Genesee County Halo Burger Restaurants and surrounding communities, area businesses, and vendors to raise money that will be used to send locally-sourced fresh fruits and vegetables directly into Flint, and greater Genesee county communities in greatest need.

Working directly with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and its partner community organizations and distribution centers, each of Halo Burger’s 12 Genesee County locations will kick-off host their own, dedicated fundraisers starting July 19th, 2016, and concluding the week of September 26th.   The kick-off will be at the Linden Road Halo Burger in Flint, MI and conclude at the Richfield, MI Halo Burger location.  The more donations garnered by each of the participating Halo Burger locations, the more fresh fruit and vegetables will be deployed into the community.

Halo Burger will raise or donate a minimum of $24,000 for this initiative, sending at least 12 Food Trucks directly into both Flint and Genesee County neighborhoods in greatest need of fresh food...that’s 12 weeks, 12 locations, 12 food trucks.   Bringing fresh food directly into the neighborhoods removes barriers and enables easy community access to the nutritious food they need. Each truck contains approximately 14,000 pounds of fresh food.  Deployment of the food trucks will begin in early August. 

Halo Burger has launched the “12 Weeks to Earn Your Halo” fundraiser benefiting the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

And the Halo Country LLC family has donated $10,000 to kick off the campaign initiative.

The effort challenges each of the 12 Genesee County Halo Burger Restaurants and surrounding communities, area businesses and vendors to raise money that will be used to send locally-sourced fresh fruits and vegetables directly into Flint, and the greater Genesee County communities that are greatest need.

“Halo Burger has been serving the Flint area since 1923, it is our home and our heritage. Together with our [Halo] stores, our customers and our management team, this is our small way of showing that we are dedicated to the community and to helping our neighbors in need,” explains Chance Richie, CEO of Halo Country LLC.   “Halo Burger is committed to the success of Flint and the people in the surrounding communities.”

Halo Burger’s Linden Road location will kick-off the fundraiser, but all Genesee County Locations are participating.

And the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is helping to make it easy to participate. Simply text the number 41444 with the message, HaloBurger (one word,) and receive a secure link to complete your donation. 

Anyone can make a charitable donation - to do so online click here via phone or computer.  Each contribution will go directly to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and will be used to provide fresh produce to people in need in the Genesee community. 

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