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Whataburger delivers whopping donation to San Antonio Food Bank

Whataburger delivers whopping donation to San Antonio Food Bank

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Whataburger is fighting hunger in San Antonio. Courtesy photo

A fast-food favorite is giving back to fight hunger in San Antonio. On Tuesday, Whataburger donated $40,000 to the San Antonio Food Bank, following the month-long SA Goes Orange campaign in September.

“Our generous customers in San Antonio were able to help us raise $40,000 for hungry families in San Antonio,” said vice president of corporate communications Pam Cox in a release. “We already knew we had amazing customers, but they went above and beyond this year to help us support the food bank and provide 280,000 meals to our neighbors here in San Antonio. We’re proud to be part of such an incredibly giving community.”

A whopping $15,000 was raised on September 20 during the Oh Whata Night fundraiser, when 20 percent of sales from Bexar County locations was donated to the food bank. The remaining $25,000 came from Whataburger's presenting sponsorship. 

"With this $40,000 donation, we're able to bring attention to a critical need in our community and feed hundreds of thousands of Texans. We're grateful for Whataburger's continued support of our mission and for everyone who took part in helping us fight hunger in San Antonio," said San Antonio Food Bank president and CEO Eric Cooper.

This is the seventh year Whataburger has participated in SA Goes Orange. During that time, the fast-food chain has raised over $225,000 for the food bank.