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Published on: November 9, 2022

Donation can help provide 6.7 million meals for kids*

Tropical Smoothie Cafe raised more than $670K to help fight childhood hunger this back-to-school season. The national fundraising effort marks the first activation between the better-for-you smoothie brand and No Kid Hungry, a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, which aims to help give all kids access to three healthy meals a day.

From Aug. 31 to Oct. 4, Tropical Smoothie Cafe donated $1 from every Sunshine Smoothie® purchased to No Kid Hungry, and many guests took advantage of the opportunity to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar, with the difference also going to No Kid Hungry. More than 1,150 franchised Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations participated.

Today, nearly 1 in 8 children are at risk of hunger in America. No Kid Hungry helps ensure that those children have reliable access to the food they need by supporting school meal programs and providing grants to community feeding organizations and advocacy work. Guided by their mission to Inspire Better®, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, alongside No Kid Hungry, will continue to help nourish kids in need across the country.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe hopes this year’s donation will serve as a benchmark to exceed in future No Kid Hungry fundraising efforts. 

For more information on the partnership or to donate to No Kid Hungry visit

*No Kid Hungry does not provide individual meals; your donations help support programs that feed kids. Learn more at

About Tropical Smoothie Cafe®

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a national fast-casual cafe concept inspiring a healthier lifestyle with more than 1,150 locations nationwide. For 25 years, the brand has been serving better-for-you smoothies, wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads. Tropical Smoothie Cafe also offers upgraded app technology and enhanced mobile ordering capabilities to further elevate the digital and dine-in cafe experience and emphasize the brand’s focus on convenience. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades, including a top 10 ranking in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500. It has also been named to Forbes’ Best Franchises list, Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious list and the Franchise Times Top 400 ranking. Notably, the franchise was also recognized on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers, Nation’s Restaurant News’ Top 200 and Top 10 Fastest-Growing Chains, Restaurant Business’ America’s Favorite Chains, and was awarded the TOPSCORE Fund Award and a Fund Score of 910 by FRANdata.

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