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Taco Bell Foundation for Teens program raises funds to help local students

Local Taco Bell restaurants have donated $2,630 to the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency through its Foundation for Teens program.

Posted: Nov 18, 2019 3:04 PM
Updated: Nov 18, 2019 3:04 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Local Taco Bell restaurants have raised $2,630 for the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency through the Foundation for Teens program.

The funds come from patrons who opt to round their totals up to the nearest dollar, with the difference going toward the program.

"All year round if you come to Taco Bell, they'll ask if you want to round up your check to help the foundation and that's how it works. Thanks to the community and our managers, it helps everyone," said Michaella Page, marketing assistant for Hospitality Restaurant Group of Syracuse, the company that operates local Taco Bell establishments.

MVCAA says the money will help students with school supplies and go toward scholarship funds.

The money donated to the MVCAA was collected throughout 2018 at Utica-area Taco Bell restaurants.

“So many area teens benefit from the programs and services that the MVCAA provides, and we are proud to be able to provide continued support to the clubs,” said Steve Pinkerton, owner and vice president of Hospitality Restaurant Group.

Donations can still be made when purchasing items at local Taco Bell restaurants.

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