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Red Roof Inn® Partners with Mid-Ohio Foodbank to Raise Funds for Operation Feed

03/06/2013


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:                                                                             

Paulina Garcia / Lindsey Norris                                           

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

305.443.5454

paulina.garcia@hkstrategies.com

lindsey.norris@hkstrategies.com

Red Roof Inn® Partners with Mid-Ohio Foodbank to Raise Funds for Operation Feed

Donations Provide Assistance to Individuals and Families in Need

Columbus, Ohio – March 5, 2013 – Red Roof Inn® is inviting its guests to help the company raise funds for Mid-Ohio Foodbank over the next two months.  One of Red Roof’s corporate philanthropies, Operation Feed, helps to raise dollars and food donations for Mid-Ohio Foodbank which in turn stocks the shelves of food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters across Central Ohio. Red Roof is encouraging guests to donate one dollar or more to the Foodbank at check-in during March and April. The company will also make a separate notable donation to the organization to show its support.

 

“Red Roof has partnered with Mid-Ohio Foodbank and is dedicated to helping the group raise funds to help as many Mid-Ohio residents as possible,” says Marina MacDonald, SVP Sales & Marketing, Red Roof Inn. “Helping others and giving back are priorities for Red Roof and its employees.”

 

Upon check-in, guests will have the opportunity to donate $1 or more to Operation Feed, and those who make a donation will receive $1 off each night of their stay. To book this deal, travelers may visit redroof.com or call 800-RED-ROOF. Discount will not be applied until check-in; other discounts do not apply. Certain blackout dates may apply.

 

The properties participating in this promotion are:

  • Columbus Downtown - Convention Center (#262) – 111 E. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH
  • Columbus - The Ohio State University (#121) – 441 Ackerman Rd., Columbus, OH
  • Columbus - Dublin (#127) – 5125 Post Rd., Dublin, OH
  • Columbus East - Reynoldsburg (#33) – 2449 Brice Rd., Reynoldsburg, OH
  • Columbus - Ohio State Fairgrounds (#720) – 1221 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH
  • Columbus North - Worthington (#310) – 7480 N. High St., Columbus, OH
  • Columbus Northeast - Westerville (#769) – 909 S. State St., Westerville, OH
  • St. Clairsville - Wheeling West (#101) – 68301 Red Roof Ln., St. Clairsville, OH

 

Red Roof is partnering with Mid-Ohio Foodbank during the brand’s celebration of its 40th year in business. This year, the company is offering unprecedented deals, discounts and surprises all year long.

“Ending hunger in our community cannot be solved by one organization alone.  It takes government, the private sector, nonprofits and individuals working together to help those who struggle with putting food on the table,” said Matt Habash, President and CEO of Mid-Ohio Foodbank.  “When companies like Red Roof Inn step up to participate in programs like Operation Feed, it allows the Foodbank to leverage its limited resources even further.”

 

Last year, Mid-Ohio Foodbank distributed more than 46 million pounds of food and grocery products, allowing its partner agencies in 20 counties to provide more than 102,000 meals each day.  Mid-Ohio Foodbank regularly joins forces with local businesses, schools, civic groups and individuals to raise funds via inspired and passionate community-driven initiatives. Operation Feed’s goal is to deliver or supply 7.5 million meals in 2013 for individuals and families.  Operation Feed has been supplying meals to Ohio’s residents for over 30 years.   

   

To be the first to hear about Red Roof’s 40th Anniversary Deals and Red Hot Deals, travelers may visit redroof.com and sign up to become a member of RediCard®, Red Roof’s loyalty program. RediCard members receive 48 hours advance notice of promotions and exclusive offers available at Red Roof.

                                                                                                                                                   

Red Roof Inns are pet-friendly properties, offering fee-free stays for pets at more than 350 properties.

 

For more information about Red Roof and to book your stay, please visit redroof.com or call 800.RED.ROOF (800.733.7663).

 

About Red Roof®
Red Roof® is a leader in the economy hotel segment with franchised, corporate-managed, and corporate-owned properties, serving millions of guests each year. The company and hotels are known for a warm and welcoming spirit, along with their Smart-by-Design®, value-added amenities that are simple, yet economical, and meet the needs of every guest. With coast-to-coast locations, Red Roof has nearly 350 properties in the U.S. The primary goal at Red Roof is to provide customers a savings without sacrificing comfort, most recently the brand has announced a multi-million dollar investment to renovate and upgrade hotels nationwide with sleek and modern NextGen® redesign elements.  Red Roof’s new NextGen hotels will feature updated stylish and home-like interior and exterior designs that demonstrate Red Roof’s dedication to providing customers with an affordable stay in a clean, comfortable, and now, modern room.  Red Roof guests consistently see the brand excelling in expectation and quality in both product and price. Nice Place. Nice Price.® is what every consumer can expect when they stay at any one of our hotel locations; and because our company has a single brand in our portfolio, Red Roof also offers franchisees One Brand. One Focus™ Most recently, Red Roof launched its Nicest Price® advance purchase option, which rewards guests who reserve and pay for their room in advance. Red Roof properties participate in RediCard®, Red Roof's loyalty program. RediCard members are the first to hear about Red Roof's best deals, travelers may visit redroof.com and sign up to become a member. Red Roof's RediCard members receive 48 hours advance notice of promotions and exclusive offers available at Red Roof. Traveling with your pet? Don’t forget that at Red Roof ‘you stay happy, pets stay free’ as one well-behaved pet is welcomed per room, nationwide. The Columbus, Ohio-based company has more than 4,500 employees. For more information or reservations, call 800.RED.ROOF (800.733.7663) or visit redroof.com.

 

About Mid-Ohio Foodbank
Mid-Ohio Foodbank provides food to hundreds of thousands of our hungry neighbors each year by partnering with more than 550 emergency feeding sites across 20 counties in central and eastern Ohio. Since 1980, the Foodbank has joined food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers, and after-school programs to make food accessible to those in our communities who are hungry. In 2012, the Foodbank distributed more than 46 million pounds of food and grocery products, enabling its partner charities to provide more than 102,000 meals every day. Mid-Ohio Foodbank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity. For more information or to donate, visit www.midohiofoodbank.org.

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Contacts

Paulina Garcia
Hill & Knowlton
paulina.garcia@hkstrategies.com
(305) 443-5454

Lindsey Norris
Hill & Knowlton
lindsey.norris@hkstrategies.com
(305) 443-5454