GIVING BACK – KIDS, HUNGER, EDUCATION
Since our beginnings, we’ve believed deeply in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Today, our framework is focused on three pillars:
At Brinker, we make a difference in kids’ lives every day.
St. Jude: From grass-roots to lasting commitment
Since 2002, Chili’s has raised
approximately $68 million to support St.
Jude’s mission. The Chili’s Care Center
on the St. Jude campus arose from a
historic partner commitment – $50
million in 10 years. And in 2016, Chili’s
committed to raising $30 million for the
St. Jude School program.
Make-A-Wish: Life-changing experiences for critically ill kids
Since 2003, Maggiano’s annual “Eat-A-Dish
for Make-A-Wish” campaign has granted
wishes to children with critical illnesses.
Over the past 15 years, Maggiano's has
raised more than $8 million and granted
more than 1,100 life-changing wishes.
Hunger can’t be solved overnight, but we can do our part to help those in need. We’re a restaurant
company - feeding people and making them feel special is what we do best.
We host Give Back Nights that support local food banks, and backpack programs to help kids who
struggle to make it through a hungry summer.
Teams at the Restaurant Support Center volunteer time to support mobile food pantries. Even in
times of crisis, we can help - sending in volunteers to provide food and bottled water to
weather-ravaged areas or communities reeling from tragedy.
Education builds confidence, breaks down barriers to opportunity, and helps prepare future leaders.
We host Give Back Nights in our restaurants to help support local schools.
Our Best You EDU was designed to meet Team Members wherever they are on their educational journey.
In 2016, Chili’s committed to raising $30 million for the St. Jude School program, which offers
a reassuring routine and a connection with the outside world for children undergoing treatment.