Zoup joins in effort to curb childhood hunger

A fast casual restaurant chain that serves soups, sandwiches and salads joined in an effort to raise a total of $100,000 for two organizations that address childhood hunger.

Zoup donated the money to No Kid Hungry in the United States and the Breakfast Club of Canada, proceeds from a fund-raiser
conducted in January as part of National Soup Month. Customers who gave $2 or more received a coupon for a complimentary 8-ounce side of soup on their next visit.

“Our guests really stepped up in a big way,” said Eric Ersher, founder and chief executive officer of Zoup. “It’s astounding that one in six kids in the U.S. struggles with hunger and one in five Canadian children starts the day on an empty stomach. The incredible support we received this year shows the dedication we all share to ending childhood hunger once and for all.”

Founded in 1998, Zoup now operates a total of more than 100 fast casual restaurants in the United States and Canada. In Grand Junction, Zoup is located at 644 North Ave. For more information, log on to www.zoup.com.