RELEASE: Queso for a Cause! Triangle Moe’s Restaurants Donate Money and Meals to Help Carolina Hunger Initiative Feed NC Families

On a daily basis, almost one million children in North Carolina — more than 3 out of 5 of our NC public school kids — are at risk of hunger. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an even greater situation of food insecurity, especially across the Triangle. In an effort to support these families, Triangle Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants are partnering with the Carolina Hunger Initiative (CHI) on a fundraiser that will run throughout the month of October: Queso for Kids!

“Our communities have supported Moe’s for many years, especially through the pandemic, so we absolutely want to be there for those who need us now,” said Jason Brooks, operator of five Triangle-area Moe’s. “We’re grateful to step in where we can to help fight emerging hunger and make a difference in the lives of so many here in our state and communities.”

Beginning October 1, $1 from every cup of queso sold at 18 Moe’s in the Triangle will be donated to CHI to feed North Carolina families. The Triangle Moe’s restaurants have made a goal of donating $10,000. Once that goal is met, Moe’s will donate 10,000 additional kids’ meals to support local communities.

“With the pandemic, food insecurity in our state has more than doubled,” said Lou Anne Crumpler, Director of the Carolina Hunger Initiative.  “It’s amazing to see local businesses like Moe’s provide an opportunity like Queso for Kids and encourage communities and families to come together and ensure kids do not go hungry during this emergency.”