Here’s some food for thought: what if you could enjoy a mouthwatering burger and sides while making a positive impact on world hunger at the same time?
We’re not feeding you a line of bull (actually, it’s all natural Black Angus beef, 100% hormone and antibiotic free). This mission is at the heart of what we do: “buy one, feed one.” With every burger sold, we use a portion of our profits to feed a child in need.
Hunger Burger has been a six-year dream for husband and wife team George and Kim Mickel, who have a combined 61 years of experience in the restaurant industry. The Mickels currently own two other restaurants in Philadelphia's historic Reading Terminal Market: By George!, offering handmade, brick oven pizza, and Mezze, a Mediterranean eatery.
The Mickels' drive for combating hunger began after they traveled to El Salvador with their church to assist in feeding programs alongside King's Castle. Hunger Burger will be supporting several anti-hunger organizations on an annual basis. With the sale of each burger, the equivalent of one meal* will be donated.
Organizations that Hunger Burger will be donating to include:
King's Castle Feeding Center at Lake Coatepeque, El Salvador, one of 10 centers in the King's Castle program. This particular branch is located in the heart of several large coffee plantations where malnutrition is rampant due to the coffee blight which has affected up to 60% of coffee production. Children are the most vulnerable to the effects of malnutrition so we identify the neediest among them between the ages of 0-12 to feed. Priority is given to children under 9 years of age because of the dangers of damaged mental functions in children who are deprived of food during this stage of development. King's Castle currently has five Feeding Centers located around coffee plantations and, due to need, is looking into opening another center deeper into the mountains. It costs $.50 per meal for each child fed. To learn more about King's Castle and how you can help, please visit kingscastle.org.
No Kid Hungry, a national campaign from Share Our Strength, working to connect kids in need with nutritious food and teach families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. Just one dollar can help to feed a child in need with up to 10 meals.** Together, we can help surround kids with healthy food where they live, learn and play. To read more about No Kid Hungry and how you can help, please visit nokidhungry.org.
Philabundance launched its KidsBites initiative in 2012 to help ensure that kids across the Delaware Valley have the food they need to thrive and grow. This program provides access to nutritious food in low-income areas for the families of all students enrolled at two schools – Lowell Elementary in Olney and Stetser Elementary in Chester city. Food is distributed twice a month allowing families of students at the school to choose from available food options, including fresh produce, protein and dairy. Philabundance serves 75,000 people each week at a cost of $.50 per meal. To learn more about Philabundance and KidsBites, please visit www.philabundance.org.
We’re passionate about helping those in our local and global communities and preparing delicious food using only the freshest ingredients. It’s no coincidence that we proudly wear our HB hearts on our sleeves.