Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Public Safety Foundation

Hurricane Katrina’s wrath inspired Firehouse Subs founders, Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, to establish the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in the U.S., in 2005. Ten years later, with the opening of the first Canadian restaurant in 2015, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada was born.

Both the US & Canadian Foundations are committed to supporting public safety in our communities through funding in four distinct areas: providing lifesaving equipment to first responders, delivering prevention education to promote safety, offering scholarships for careers in public safety, and providing disaster relief assistance. We strive to make a tangible impact in the communities we serve by supporting and empowering the heroes who work so tirelessly to keep us safe.

In the U.S., additional grant awards are provided to military veterans to assist with physical and mental wellness programs.

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$8.8M and C$800K distributed in grants in the U.S. and
Canada respectively (2022)

Grant Awards

In 2022, the U.S. Foundation awarded 371 grants valued at more than $8.8 million, ensuring that first responders have the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively. This is made possible through the support of donors across the country, as well as a portion of your purchase at all US Firehouse Subs locations, which helps the Foundation provide more lifesaving equipment nation-wide.

The Canadian Foundation awarded 33 grants in 2022, valued at C$800,000. This funding helped provide lifesaving equipment to the Ontario province, as well as prevention education program support. As the brand continues to grow in Canada, the Foundation’s support will also increase, supporting additional provinces throughout the country.

Disaster Relief & Recovery

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is committed to supporting disaster relief and recovery efforts in our communities. Last year, the Foundation donated more than $476,000 to support communities in the aftermath of natural disasters, including the California wildfires, Hurricane Fiona, Hurricane Ian, and Tropical Storm Nicole.

When it comes to disaster relief, every little bit counts. That's why we found another unique way to make a difference – one pickle bucket at a time. Last year, over 267,000 Firehouse Subs pickle buckets were distributed to guests for a $3 donation per bucket. The buckets were repurposed for a wide range of uses, assisting with disaster relief and serving as sanitation kits to support recovery and clean-up efforts.

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