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Loyalty360 Reads: May 19 | PetSmart Hosts Donation Drive; Taco Bell Foundation Awards $17M; and More




PetSmart Hosts Donation Drive to Help Pets Impacted by Emergencies
June is National Pet Preparedness Month and with hurricane and wildfire season just weeks away, PetSmart is helping local animal welfare organizations prepare for a safe summer. Select stores across the U.S. and Canada will host the third annual pet food donation drive.

By helping these animal welfare and pet rescue organizations stockpile food, PetSmart is helping them prepare for natural disasters and unexpected emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Sunday, May 30, PetSmart customers are invited to purchase and donate dry or wet dog and cat food in stores to then be delivered to nearby animal welfare organizations assisting pets in need in their community.
Taco Bell Foundation Awards $17M to Educate And Inspire Next Generation Leaders
The Taco Bell Foundation announced that it is awarding a total of $17 million in funds to break down barriers to educate and inspire the next generation of leaders. This year, $7 million in Live Más Scholarships is being distributed to 725 scholarship winners out of nearly 10,000 applicants. On June 1, an additional $10 million in grants will be disbursed to nearly 400 local youth-serving organizations across the country as part of the Taco Bell Foundation's "Day of Giving."

This year's scholarship recipients include 270 fans of the brand, 150 Taco Bell Restaurant team members, and 305 renewal winners (those who have won Live Más Scholarships in the past and applied for a renewal). Scholarship awards range from $5,000-$25,000 per student. Of the $7 million in Live Más Scholarships, $2 million will be awarded to Taco Bell team members.
Donatos Looks to Fill Staffing Needs through ‘Dinnerviews’
With a system-wide goal to hire at least 2,500 new associates ranging from delivery drivers and hourly associates to managers, Donatos will begin holding Dinnerviews on Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m. in all of its local restaurants starting on May 19.

While the entire restaurant industry is battling a labor shortage as businesses begin reopening and increasing their capacity to serve, having adequate staffing has been compounded for Donatos as the brand has seen significant sales growth over the past year as well as expanding its footprint with the opening of new restaurant locations – both good problems to have but challenging without enough help.
Wendy's Celebrates National Foster Care Month As Advocate For Adoption
There is an age-old saying that when you do good, you feel good. Wendy's, together with franchisees, suppliers and customers, is proud to actively support the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) with fundraising that helps make the dream of a forever family possible for children waiting to be adopted from foster care.

As a champion of adoption for the past three decades, Wendy's advocates for children in foster care and raises critical funds to help make more adoptions happen year-round. Through a series of legacy fundraising programs, the Wendy's family has helped the DTFA reach more than 10,000 adoptions through its Wendy's Wonderful Kids® program in the United States and Canada.
Pizza Hut Continues Delivering Newstalgia with Camp BOOK IT!
Once upon a time, when life felt a little more simple and the night sky had extra twinkle, being a BOOK IT! kid was quite the status symbol. The delight of good reads, hot cheese and collectible buttons brought harmony to all the land. And though the passage of time has made us forgetful, the joys of a summer spent consuming great books and delicious pizza are here once again to make life more zestful! 

In the land of Newstalgia, where Pizza Hut reigns supreme, you can now get the $10 Tastemaker, fit for a king or a queen. But don't stop there, enroll your kids in Camp BOOK IT!, where they can earn their own Personal Pan Pizza® with some good old fashioned summer reading, if they prove to be so keen.


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