Famous Dave's hosts school supply drive

Famous Dave's is not just a place to get great food, but I love that they do a number of charitable things throughout the year. Right now they are accepting donations of school supplies for children in need in communities in Chicagoland and in exchange for your donation, you'll get a voucher for a free kids meal. Sounds like a win-win to me. Read on for more details in the press release below.

CHICAGO, IL(AUGUST 10, 2015)- Famous Dave's is celebrating going back to school by giving back. Famous Dave's has partnered with the Kids in Need Foundation to host Dave's Drive to benefit underserved kids in need of school supplies in the Chicagoland area. The Kids in Need Foundation provides free school supplies to students in low-income areas in an effort to make a difference in the education of underprivileged children. Dave's Drive will take place from August 10 to September 15.

"It's really important for us to give back," says Brett Rainwater, Famous Dave's Executive Director of Operations. "We want to help give kids the education they deserve by offering them the tools they need to succeed."

To get involved, guests may drop off new and unused school supplies appropriate for Kindergarten through 12th grade students in the collection bins at any of the seven Chicagoland Famous Dave's locations. Upon donating, guests are eligible to receive a voucher for a free kid's meal; which is redeemable from a Famous Dave's manager. Find a complete list of Famous Dave's locations here, and find more ways to donate to the Kids in Need Foundation here.


About Famous Dave's
Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq: DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises BBQ restaurants. The company owns 46 locations and franchises 139 additional units in 34 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and one Canadian Province. Famous Dave's menu features award-winning BBQ and grilled meats, a large selection of salads, side items and sandwiches, and unique desserts. Famous Dave's has won more than 700 awards, from "Best Ribs" to "BBQ Sauce" to "Best Cookbook" to "Top Barbeque Restaurant Franchise." For more information, please visit Famous Dave's online at www.famousdaves.com, like them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.

About Kids in Need Foundation
The Kids In Need Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995. The Foundation's mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students in need. Its National Network of Resource Centers includes 34 facilities where teachers from low-income schools go to obtain free school supplies for their students. School supply giveaways in communities not served by Resource Centers are accommodated through the School Ready Supplies program, and students who have gone through natural disasters are helped to get back to their normal routines with new backpacks and supplies through the Second Responder program. In addition, two Teacher Grant programs award Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade educators with funding to provide innovative learning experiences for students. The Kids In Need Foundation has distributed more than $668 million in school supplies since its founding, directly benefiting 4.2 million students and more than 120,000 teachers annually, and has awarded $1.6 million in grants to teachers. Kids In Need has earned the Gold GuideStar Exchange Seal, demonstrating its commitment to transparency, and has been given a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, indicating that it operates in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America. For more information, visitwww.kinf.org.  Join Kids In Need Foundation on Twitter and Facebook.