Omni Hotels & Resorts Launches Hot-Air Balloon Campaign To Raise Awareness For Food Insecurity For Hunger Action Month
Three-city tour kicks off at Omni PGA Frisco Resort with goal to inspire action and donate 750,000 meals to food banks nationwide this month
FRISCO, TX (September 13, 2022) – Today Omni Hotels & Resorts took to the skies with a hot-air balloon campaign to raise awareness for the fight against food insecurity for Hunger Action Month. The balloon’s inaugural ascent happened at sunrise from the 17th fairway on the Fields Ranch East course at the highly anticipated Omni PGA Frisco Resort, calling on guests and locals alike to take action with Omni and give back to communities nationwide.
“We’re so honored to kick off this campaign in Frisco and to bring awareness to the importance of supporting local food banks,” said Jeff Smith, Vice President and Managing Director, Omni PGA Frisco Resort. “I’ve seen first-hand the enormous impact of Omni’s commitment to fighting food scarcity and our team couldn’t be prouder of the collective effort to give back through monetary donations, food drives, and client events to help those in need.”
The North Texas Food Bank, a longtime partner of Omni and a member of Feeding America®, was on hand to support the event. In the past year alone the food bank has served nearly 97 million nutritious meals across a diverse 13-county service area.
“The North Texas Food Bank is deeply grateful to Omni Hotels & Resorts for helping to raise awareness and inspire giving during Hunger Action Month and year-round,” said Erica Yaeger, Chief External Affairs Officer, North Texas Food Bank. “The need remains elevated, and it takes all of us at the table to address the issue of food insecurity. Omni is providing nourishment and hope to so many of our neighbors through their generous Say Goodnight to Hunger campaign.”
The hot-air balloon campaign will continue with stops at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA and Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, GA. Earlier this month, Omni announced an ambitious goal to donate 750,000 meals to Feeding America® as part of its Say Goodnight to Hunger platform and in honor of Hunger Action Month, offering several ways for guests and the public to get involved:
- Book a room: Omni will donate two meals for all leisure and group bookings completed between September 1 – 30 across its portfolio
- Opt out of housekeeping: Omni will donate two meals when guests opt out of house cleaning services during their stay in September
- Buy a coffee: Omni will donate one meal for every large coffee or espresso drink sold at its hotels and resorts, nationwide
- Donate: Omni is driving donations for Feeding America® via a dedicated landing page on its website; visit www.omnihotels.com/hunger
Omni’s Hunger Action Month activations are part of the brand’s Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative, which was launched in June 2016 to support the more than 34 million Americans who live with food scarcity. Every Omni property participates in Say Goodnight to Hunger. To date, more than 21 million meals have been donated and, with a combined brand and community effort for Hunger Action Month, the projected donation will bring that number to close to 22 million meals.
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About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, memorable guest experiences at over 50 distinct hotels and resorts in the country’s most popular leisure and business destinations across the United States, as well as key destinations in Canada, and Mexico. With more than 25 iconic golf courses, and multiple short courses, 24 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest® loyalty program. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative, to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families, and seniors in communities in which it operates. Through its partnership with Shared Hope International, Omni is dedicated to the education and training of its associates to help combat human trafficking. Omni Hotels & Resorts is the official hotel of the PGA TOUR® and PGA TOUR Champions. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.
About Omni PGA Frisco
Slated to open in Spring 2023 in partnership with PGA of America and the City of Frisco, Omni PGA Frisco Resort, will become a leading destination for golf providing an unparalleled experience for those who are advanced players, new to the game, and everything in between. The resort will feature 510 luxurious guest rooms, Texas ranch homes, each with dramatic views of two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Beau Welling and Gil Hanse. Additionally, the resort will feature, a lighted 10-hole short course and two-acre putting green, Lounge by Topgolf, PGA Frisco Coaching Center and a practice facility will be anchored by a clubhouse and entertainment district. When open, the resort will play host to the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, and 26 additional championships scheduled in Frisco through 2034, including two PGA Championship events, and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. A true culinary, recreation, relaxation, meeting and entertainment destination, Omni PGA Frisco Resort will offer 12 dining outlets, three pools including an adults-only rooftop infinity pool, 127,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, and a destination spa. PGA Frisco is the new home of the PGA Headquarters, which was designed to deliver innovative and differentiated experiences for 28,000 PGA Golf Professionals and golfers of all abilities. An expansive retail and entertainment district will feature dining, shopping and an outdoor stage set to be activated for concerts and other outdoor programming every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest® loyalty program.
About North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked, nonprofit hunger-relief organization operating a state-of-the-art volunteer and distribution center in Plano, the Perot Family Campus. This past year, the Food Bank worked hard in partnership with member agencies from our Feeding Network to provide access to almost 97 million nutritious meals across a diverse 13-county service area - this included 27 million meals to kids and 11.6 million pounds of food distributed through our mobile pantry program. Addressing hunger relief in North Texas is complex and in order to meet the need, the NTFB is working to strengthen processes and infrastructure and increase food distribution to 105 million meals per year. The NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization.