Miracle Mile Deli, a family-owned restaurant in Phoenix, recently hosted a National Sandwich Month contest to benefit Feeding Matters. Customers voted for their favorite to be named “Special Sandwich of the Week” during the week of August 17-August 24. The Winner? The Straw! A percentage of the proceeds from each Straw sandwich sold the next week were donated to Feeding Matters. Over the course of this event, sales of The Straw raised $1,000 for Feeding Matters!
We are so grateful to Miracle Mile Deli for helping Feeding Matters raise awareness for the over 1 million infants and children under age five in the United States who struggle to eat.
Pediatric feeding struggles have hit close to home for the Miracle Mile Deli team, as the daughter of Vice President Josh Garcia struggles to eat. Josh recently shared the story of how pediatric feeding struggles have impacted his entire family on the Miracle Mile Deli site. An excerpt of their story is below; please visit their blog to read the entire post.
“Our pediatrician told us that she was a ‘picky eater’ and that she would grasp the concept sooner or later. But our gut instinct told us that something was different, we just didn’t know what. As time passed on, we just did what the doctors told us and just assumed that in time, our daughter would grasp the concept of eating like any normal kid does…but that it would just take some time and patience.
When our daughter was 18 months old, we found a resource from a friend called “Feeding Matters” – a local nonprofit that assists families with children who have feeding struggles. This was an eye opening experience for our family as we NEVER knew this organization even existed and what kind of assistance that they could provide to us.”
Feeding Matters is pleased to partner with the Garcia Family and Miracle Mile Deli to conquer pediatric feeding struggles to nourish healthy futures.