In preparation for the recent grand opening of the third Raising Cane’s at 28th & Cornhusker Highway, a Friends and Family event was held on February 25 to give the 65 new crew members a feel of what opening day would be like. The only difference from a normal business day was that 100% of the sales at the Friends and Family event—$4,154.33 in total—were donated to Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach. Crew members then visited Matt Talbot on February 26th to tour the facility and learn about the services offered at the Community Kitchen & Outreach Center.
The Lincoln franchise was opened in 2006 by Justin & Jennifer Jones, who moved to Nebraska from Baton Rouge, LA. Since opening their first location, they have set out to make a change in their community by becoming active community leaders and providing great job opportunities. For more information on Raising Cane’s, please visit www.raisingcanes.com or www.facebook.com/CanesNebraska.
Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach is a hunger relief and outreach center for those in need. Last year Matt Talbot provided more than 107,000 nutritious meals to the hungry in Lincoln and over 20,000 homeless prevention services such as vision clinics, drug & alcohol evaluations, life skills classes, transitional housing, nutrition counseling, and help with obtaining vital identification documents. Learn more about Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach at www.mtkserves.org.