Good Communities

McDonald’s Founder Ray Kroc used to say, “We have an obligation to give something back to the community that gives so much to us.” Today, McDonald’s remains committed to being a good neighbor in thousands of local communities where McDonald’s restaurants operate. More than 50 years after the Company’s founding, we are still a good neighbor and leverage our size, global reach and franchise model to positively impact the communities we serve. Franchisees and suppliers also support community activities in the areas they serve.

While the expression of our collective commitment to giving back varies from country to country, the Company is globally aligned around two main priorities:

  • Improving the Lives of Children and Their Families
    Through support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and other organizations.

  • Strengthening Communities
    By addressing needs such as education and physical activity.