We Are Connecting Communities in Times of Need
Being part of the community means supporting people every day, and especially when they need it most. It’s why we donate millions of pounds of food from our supply chain every year and hot meals from our restaurants to our communities in times of need and crisis. We’re also so proud to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), which enables families to stay together near world-class care facilities when a child is diagnosed with life-threatening illness.
We are committed to being good neighbors everywhere we operate. Whether through serving as a hub for people to come together over a meal or dedicating time and resources in times of need, McDonald’s is making sure we’re there for our communities. This year, the global pandemic created new challenges for communities. In response, McDonald’s suppliers and Franchisees around the world rallied together to help in impressive, all-new ways, grounded in McDonald’s refreshed values.
Ian Borden, President, International McDonald's Corporation
Our Impact Areas
Community Support & Crisis Response
Ronald McDonald House Charities®
Food Waste & Donation
With over 38,000 locations worldwide, we are uniquely positioned to give something back to the many communities we serve. Because the majority of our restaurants are run by independent Franchisees, McDonald’s has deep roots in communities and knows how best to be there for them, whether that’s providing a delicious meal, volunteering in the neighborhood or helping during a time of need. COVID-19 has brought many new challenges, but our McFamily has stepped up to support communities during the crisis.
McDonald’s plays an important role in keeping families together when their children are sick. As the founding mission partner, McDonald’s has helped RMHC® provide a global network of over 260 Chapters in 65 countries and regions around the world, keeping families near the care their child needs.
McDonald’s believes that good food and precious resources should never go to waste, and we want to use our scale to help tackle this global challenge. We’re working with our supply chain and restaurants to ensure our food serves its purpose, and we’re donating meals and ingredients to feed families in need in local communities across the globe.