Eat & do good: Seriously, all you gotta do is order a sub

Across the state, Jersey Mike's Month of Giving returns for its seventh year in March.

click to enlarge Last year, Florida Jersey Mike's Subs raised more than $400,000 for local charities. - Jersey Mike's Subs via Facebook
Jersey Mike's Subs via Facebook
Last year, Florida Jersey Mike's Subs raised more than $400,000 for local charities.

Close to 150 Jersey Mike's Subs locations in Florida have teamed up with 14 causes statewide for a monthlong fundraiser, which kicks off next week.

Now in its seventh year, the annual March Month of Giving campaign from the fast-casual sub shop chain allows Tampa Bay customers to join diners across the state in making a donation to their neighborhood Jersey Mike's charity partner. For Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota residents starting Wednesday, that partner is High Risk Hope, a Tampa organization that offers support and resources to women and families experiencing a high-risk pregnancy.

On the Month of Giving's final day, March 29, Jersey Mike's is set to celebrate what is known as the Day of Giving by distributing 100 percent of the sales to High Risk Hope and its other charity partners — food banks, youth organizations and veterans groups among them. So, really, all locals have to do is buy a sub.

According to a news release, Florida Jersey Mike's restaurants raised $445,000-plus for the fundraising campaign last year, and local charities have received more than $20 million from the national franchise's locations since 2010.

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