Kids to Love Fundraiser Underway

Jack’s Launches Kids to Love Foundation Campaign to Help Foster Children Find Forever Homes

Ala. (September 6, 2021) – Southern staple, Jack’s Family Restaurants, is launching a charitable campaign on September 8, 2021 for the Alabama-based Kids to Love Foundation to support the organization’s mission of finding “forever families” for children who are waiting to be adopted.

Jack’s corporate giving arm, Jack’s Family Fund, is proud to support this important cause with a fundraising campaign for the fourth year in a row. With family and community value at its core, Jack’s is dedicated to helping Kids to Love make life brighter for the thousands of Alabama children in foster care. Kids to Love’s goal is to help find lifelong homes and to recruit adoptive parents for children in foster care.

Jack’s Kids to Love Foundation campaign will run September 8–21 at every Jack’s location. Contributors can donate online and via text message or donate in-person at local Jack’s restaurants. Jack’s employees are also hosting their own fundraising events at various locations in creative efforts to increase donations, including community car shows, yard sales and more.

“We are proud to continue to support such an impactful and admirable nonprofit organization across all Jack’s locations,” says Todd Bartmess, CEO, Jack’s Family Restaurants. “Our team is honored to come together with our community to raise awareness and help fund efforts that support children and families in need. With our growing number of locations, we hope that 2021 will be our most successful year of donations yet.”

Lee Marshall, CEO, Kids to Love Foundation, says, “Jack’s has been a cherished Kids to Love community partner for many years, donating to help us achieve our mission of finding stable families for foster children. We are grateful for their continued partnership in supporting the youth we serve.”

For the past several years, Jack’s Family Restaurants has supported Kids to Love as part of an effort to make corporate giving a permanent part of their business. Since 2017, the Jack’s Family Fund has donated over $1,194,318 and facilitated 600 grants in various communities across the South. Last year, Jack’s Kids to Love Campaign raised $125,000, which helped positively impact the lives of the hundreds of local children.

Jack’s Family Fund serves as a separate nonprofit corporation devoted to creating a safety net for  employees, guests, and communities. Whether it’s supporting someone through a personal tragedy or offering local disaster relief, Jack’s offer hope and help in the places they call home. To learn more about Jack’s Family Fund, visit Find more information about the Kids to Love Foundation at and look for your local Jack’s Family Restaurant at

About Jack’s Family Restaurant
Founded in 1960 in Homewood, Alabama, Jack’s Family Restaurants started as Jack’s Hamburgers in a walk-up hamburger stand that served burgers, fries, sodas and shakes and has now grown to almost 200 locations in four states in the South. Jack’s serves its guests quality food with an emphasis on community involvement and charitable giving. For more information, visit or follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Support Kids to Love – Donate today

Jack’s Family Fund is partnering with Alabama-based Kid to Love Foundation and you! Donate today through October 20th to help us ensure children in foster care have the love and care they deserve.

Donate at any Jack’s restaurant or online. All donations, big and small, will make a big difference to a child in need.

Your donations will be used by Kids to Love to support four key development programs:

  • School Supplies and Backpack Donations: Each year, more than 5,000 foster children across the region receive a backpack filled with school supplies
  • College Scholarships: Since 2005, the Kids to Love Foundation has awarded 553 scholarships to graduating High School Seniors
  • KTECH: Kids to Love offers Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing education training to young adults living in foster care
  • Lifelab: KTECH students also have the opportunity to participate in this life skills development program

Kids to Love Fundraiser: Week 3 Update

So far, more than $116,000 has been donated to Jack’s Family Fund’s Kid To Love fundraiser this year. Donations are being accepted at all Jack’s stores and online through August 6th.

The large majority of funds raised are thanks to the generosity of Jack’s customers making donations at the register when they place their orders. But a few donations are coming in as a result of social media and events. For example, a group of Jack’s employees competed in a biscuit eating contest this past Monday. This weekend, Jack’s in Pell City will be hosting a yard sale as part of their fundraising efforts.

Kids to Love Fundraiser Off To Strong Start

In just one week, the Jack’s Family Fund raised $35,892 for children in foster care thanks to the generosity of Jack’s customers and team members.

The Fund’s fundraiser for Kids to Love launched June 26 across all 166 Jack’s restaurants and online.

Last year, the Fund raised more than $217,000 for Kids to Love. This year, the Fund hopes to raise even more.  Read more.

Donations are being accepted in all Jack’s restaurants and online through August 6.  

Annual Kids To Love Fundraiser Kicks-Off June 26

Jack’s Family Fund is proud to support Kids to Love, an organization dedicated to helping Alabama children in foster care. On June 26, 2019, Jack’s will kick off its annual Kids to Love fundraiser across all Jack’s restaurants.

Last year, Jack’s raised more than $217,000 with hopes to raise even more this year.

Kids to Love’s mission is to find forever families for foster children and work to create lifelong bonds by recruiting adoptive parents.

The reality is that many of the Kids to Love (KTL) children may not find a family, but that does not mean they have failed. KTL helps foster children succeed through four educational programs, including career opportunities. KTL’s simplest pledge is a backpack filled with school supplies. Each summer, the organization equips more than 5,000 foster children in Alabama and Tennessee for the school year. In the spring, they celebrate with graduating high school seniors by awarding college scholarships so their career dreams can become reality. Since 2005, the Kids to Love Foundation has awarded 553 scholarships.

Join the Jack’s Family Fund in helping Kids to Love find forever families for foster children.

2nd Annual Golf Tournament Raises $88,000

Jack’s Family Fund hosted its 2nd Annual Golf tournament in May at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley.With 40 sponsors, 26 teams and 99 golfers, the tournament raised $88,000 to advance the Fund’s work to assist those in our communities experiencing a hardship as a result of a crisis such as fire, natural disaster, critical illness, sudden death, accident, or crime.

The 3rd Annual Tournament will be held in fall 2020.

Buck$ for Biscuits

UPDATE: Watch the biscuit eating challenge on our Facebook Page.

The Jack’s Family Fund is launching our inaugural Buck$ for Biscuits campaign. Now through June 13, volunteer “Biscuit Lovers” are raising money and awareness for Jack’s Family Fund.

At the conclusion of the campaign, three Biscuit Lovers – the one who raises the most money, the one who receives the greatest number of gifts, and the one who raises the least money – will compete in the Three Minute Biscuit Eating Challenge on July 8th. (Time and location TBD.) The Challenge will stream live through the Jack’s Family Fund’s Facebook page.


Tour de Jacks Breaks Records

Taylor Kitchens shattered records October 27, 2018, when he rode from the Alabama-Mississippi state line to the Alabama-Georgia State line. He completed the 221 mile ride in only 11 hours and 47 minutes. Kitchens now holds the record for male cyclists age 50-59.  The previous record was 12 hours and 10 minutes.

Just as impressive, Kitchen’s ride raised $41,813 for the Jack’s Family Fund.

Congrats Taylor! And THANK YOU to all who supported him.

Jack’s Employee Rides Across State

Jack’s Employee to Embark on Charity Ride Across Alabama

Regional Director Taylor Kitchens will cover the state in support of the Jack’s Family Fund.

October 8, 2018:  On October 27, Jack’s Regional Director Taylor Kitchens will get on his bike in the small town of Cuba, on the MS / AL line. From there, he’ll head directly across the state to cross the AL / GA line in Phenix City. The trip is in support of the Jack’s Family Fund, the nonprofit arm of Jack’s Restaurants that exists to support the communities Jack’s calls home.

Taylor Kitchens has a history of using his bike to give back. In 2012, he participated in “Bo Bikes Bama,” raising $25,000 to support Alabama communities ravaged by the previous year’s tornadoes. In 2016, it was Camp Smile-a-Mile’s “Ride of Love,” where Kitchens generated nearly $20,000 for childhood cancer patients.

Kitchens sees his efforts as part of Jack’s larger corporate obligation to do good: “The Jack’s Family Fund is a great charity that helps individuals, families, and communities in their time of need. This year we have already given out over $50,000 in grants to people in need, and this month we will support Alabama foster children with a grant of $217,818 to Kids to Love.”

Please support Kitchen’s ride, Tour De Jacks, with an online donation.

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