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Raising Cane’s Works to Collect Supplies to Benefit PK-12 Public, Parochial Schools in Lincoln

LINCOLN (SNR) – Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers in Lincoln is working with KLKN’s Channel 8 for its second annual "Stuff the Bus" promotion.

In 2009, restaurant owners Justin and Jennifer Jones were able to donate several school supplies to children in need at nine different Lincoln Public Schools. They believe that they can continue to make a large impact for underprivileged children throughout Lincoln area schools and are hoping to raise enough school supplies to assure these children have the needed supplies to assist with their education.

"We are so thankful that the community has supported us in all the annual programs that we have developed, allowing us to give directly back to our community, and we are hoping everyone will once again support us in raising school supplies for the underprivileged children in our community," they said. Justin and Jennifer Jones moved to Lincoln in 2006 to open the Raising Cane’s location.

"Being an active community leader is a key part of our vision as a franchisee and a company so events like this just make sense to us," they added.

Participants are asked to bring new and packaged school supplies to the Raising Cane’s location on North 48th Street. School supply collection will take place through Aug. 4, and those who donate to this cause will receive a free fresh-squeezed lemonade just to say thank you.

In addition, KLKN’s Channel 8 will broadcast live at Raising Cane’s Aug. 4 during the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. news shows as participants "Stuff the Bus" with all the raised school supplies.

Raising Cane’s restaurant was founded in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has 61 company-owned and 21 franchised restaurants. The Lincoln Franchise was opened in 2006 by Justin and Jennifer Jones, who moved to Nebraska from Baton Rouge. Since opening their location, they have set out to make a change in the community by becoming active community leaders with programs such as this one.

They were recently awarded "The Restaurant Neighbor of the Year award" nationally and locally for all of their efforts and community support for the second consecutive year.

Raising Cane’s focuses its menu offering on fresh, made-to-order chicken fingers paired with their homemade Cane’s sauce, grilled Texas Toast brushed with garlic butter, creamy Cole slaw and crinkle-cut French fries.

For more information on Raising Cane’s, please visit www.raisingcanes.com.

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