In an effort to help our community, Great American Restaurants donates $0.25 from the sale of each dessert to the charities below. Our bakery, Best Buns Bread Co, contributes 5% of all bread sales. Since 2002, GAR has donated $1,150,445 through this program.
- Bill Jackson Culinary Arts Scholarship at L'Academie de Cuisine
- Youth For Tomorrow Fund
- Meals on Wheels
- The Latino Student Fund
- Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Virginia
- Food For Others
- Share Our Strength
- Feeding America
Share Our Strength’s “Dine Out For No Kid Hungry” is a one-week initiative that rallies consumers across the United States to dine out to end childhood hunger in America. During this week thousands of restaurants, including all GAR locations raise funds to support No Kid Hungry®, Share Our Strength’s national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Since 2010, with your help, we have been able to donate over $54,000.
GAR managers support our community by giving our time & muscle throughout the year. We prepare and serve meals to our neighbors through organizations such as AFAC and Food for Others. Groups of managers work in their warehouses to stock shelves & pack boxes of food for distribution.
We also work on local farms to assist in the planting & harvesting of fresh produce. The ability to offer fresh produce to those in need provides healthy supplementation to the canned food that they already receive.
Great American Restaurants is committed to partnering with the local community. Please submit the following information on your organization's letterhead to be considered for a gift card donation:
- Organization's name, address and phone number
- Contact person's name and phone number
- Title and summary of event
- Date of event
- 501(c) 3 status
If your request is approved, you will receive a gift card donation by mail. Please allow 2 - 3 weeks to receive a response on your request. Great American Restaurants regrets that we are unable to respond to every donation request. However, we make every effort to support as many charities and organizations as possible. Thank you for thinking of Great American Restaurants as a potential supporter.