McDonald’s Founder Ray Kroc used to say, “We have an obligation to give something back to the community that gives so much to us.” Today, McDonald’s remains committed to being a good neighbor in thousands of local communities where McDonald’s restaurants operate.

More than 50 years after the Company’s founding, we are still a good neighbor and leverage our size, global reach and franchise model to positively impact the communities we serve. Franchisees and suppliers also support community activities in the areas they serve.



Being part of the community means supporting people every day, and especially when they need it most. It’s why we donate millions of pounds of food from our supply chain every year and hot meals from our restaurants to our communities in times of need and crisis. We’re also so proud to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), which enables families to stay together near world-class care facilities when a child is diagnosed with life-threatening illness.

Ronald McDonald House Charities®

McDonald’s plays an important role in keeping families together when their children are sick. As the founding mission partner, McDonald’s has helped RMHC® provide a global network of over 260 Chapters in 65 countries and regions around the world, keeping families near the care their child needs.

Food Waste & Donation

McDonald’s believes that good food and precious resources should never go to waste, and we want to use our scale to help tackle this global challenge. We’re working with our supply chain and restaurants to ensure our food serves its purpose, and we’re donating meals and ingredients to feed families in need in local communities across the globe.

Community Support & Crisis Response

With over 38,000 locations worldwide, we are uniquely positioned to give something back to the many communities we serve. Because the majority of our restaurants are run by independent Franchisees, McDonald’s has deep roots in communities and knows how best to be there for them, whether that’s providing a delicious meal, volunteering in the neighborhood or helping during a time of need. COVID-19 has brought many new challenges, but our McFamily has stepped up to support communities during the crisis.