Every year, our Border team members ask customers to Round Up — a fundraising tool used across Taco Bell to support the Taco Bell Foundation. In turn, the foundation helps young people and team members explore their career passions through scholarships, experiences and community support.
What’s more, 50% of the funds raised in each local Taco Bell community stay in the community. To that end, this year, Border Foods is excited to share that 15 organizations in the communities we do business received grants to further their missions of helping youth:
Thanks to the generosity of Taco Bell customers and fans, our “boots on the ground” effort to fund nonprofit organizations who support young people (primarily ages 16-24) is working. Tammy Sundbom, Resource Development Director at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland, said that due to COVID-19, the work her organization is doing with youth has drastically shifted to a virtual setting. Luckily the grant she received helped them transition.
“The donation from Taco Bell allowed us to use the funds towards technology to invest in what will be our new process. What a fabulous thing that has become – we need these capabilities to support the kids and the new reality of what we are dealing with right now.”
— Tammy Sundbom
Sherman Hill, Teen Director at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming, said that youth sometimes have a narrow view of what careers are available to them following high school. Support from the Taco Bell Foundation continues to provide options for what’s possible.
“The Taco Bell Foundation gives our teens the opportunity to explore jobs available in the trade industry through interactive field trips to places like the Wyoming Contractors Association Regional Training Center, where they have access to hands-on training simulators.”
— Sherman Hill
Along with funding local community organizations, money raised from Round Up goes directly to Border Foods team members who apply for Live Más Scholarships. Just this year, six Border Foods team members received a combined $50,000 to pursue their dreams.