Owner Kirk Hermansen said he was initially motivated to host drives at both the Richardson and Arlington locations because of the increased demand food pantries are seeing during the coronavirus. But as protests unfolded in the wake of the death of George Floyd, Hermansen felt increasingly compelled to help the community.
“It felt like something appropriate for our business since we're in the business of providing good food and hospitality,” he said.
Dog Haus is seeking donations of canned proteins, vegetables and soups as well as dry pasta, rice and jelly. Donations dropped at the Richardson location will go to Network of Community Ministries, which was a natural choice since Dog Haus has worked with the nonprofit in the past and because Network plays such an important role in the community, Hermansen said.
“They are kind of a mainstay in Richardson, and so they were our first call,” he said.
For every grocery bag of food donated, the restaurant will give away a free burger slider and a voucher for a buy-one-get-one Haus Dog for use during a return visit, according to a June 8 press release.
If Instagram users post about the food drive and tag Dog Haus, they will be entered into a raffle to win a six-person meal for dine-in or takeout.
The event will be held Saturday, June 20 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.