On Thursday, March 21, Burgerville and Work for Art will host their third annual “Feed the Arts” community partnership day. Burgerville will donate a portion of all sales that day—up to $15,000—to Work for Art, a workplace campaign fund that supports arts and culture programs and services throughout the Northwest region.
Burgerville puts a strong emphasis on fostering healthy, thriving communities, and one of their favorite ways of doing so is by supporting the arts in a variety of ways, including Feed the Arts day.
Jeff Harvey, president and CEO of Burgerville, describes it like this: “Like food, the arts are where we come together most powerfully to blend cultures, express ideas, balance opposing thoughts, and create healthy, lively communities,” he said. “The arts are not just how we survive—they’re how we thrive.”
Burgerville encourages its employees to participate in the arts throughout the year. Harvey finds their exposure to and involvement with the arts results in more productivity and innovation. Burgerville also gives its employees a chance to give back through the company’s annual Work for Art employee giving campaign. Last year, Burgerville employees directly contributed more than $25,000, in addition to the Feed the Arts proceeds.
For a list of Burgerville locations, all 39 of which are participating in Feed the Arts, visithttp://www.burgerville.com/find-a-restaurant.
About Work for Art
Donations to Work for Art’s Community Fund and Arts Education Fund support more than 100 vital arts and culture organizations every year – encompassing dance, visual arts, music, literary arts, media arts, theater, cultural arts, and arts education. 100% of all donations to Work for Art are passed through to these organizations – no administrative fees are deducted – and gifts from employees and other individuals are matched dollar-for-dollar by a Matching Challenge Fund. Anyone can donate to Work for Art online at workforart.org, and those who give $60 or more will be thanked with an Arts Card, which provides 2-for-1 tickets at hundreds of arts and culture events for a full year.
Established in 1961, Burgerville is an innovative and industry-leading restaurant company with 39 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. 1,500 employees strong, Burgerville provides guests fresh, great-tasting food all day every day from breakfast to late-night snacks based in its mission “serve with love.” At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. For more, please visit burgerville.com.