2017-09-13 / Business

Gritty’s joins campaign to end hunger in Maine

FREEPORT — During the month of September, Gritty’s is helping to raise money for the “Go Big for Hunger” charity.

Go Big for Hunger was founded in spring 2016 by lifelong Mainer Greg Martens. Martens decided to implement his creative, local-level solution to fight childhood hunger in Maine, where currently one in four children are food insecure.

Using his ties to the restaurant community, Martens decided to invite restaurant owners to join the “Go Big” campaign by adding a line to guest checks, inviting customers to add $2 or more to the bill.

Go Big for Hunger is an all-volunteer effort, where every donation goes directly to supporting frontline feeding of kids and building the network that’s required to sustain the fight against childhood hunger.

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