Grand Blanc Firehouse Subs Restaurant Donates Meals to Feed Local Heroes

Grand Blanc, MI — May 1, 2020

Firehouse Subs is noted for their support of first responders with their Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The popular sandwich chain has a location in Grand Blanc at 11501 S. Saginaw St., Ste. B. Franchisees Rachel, Neal, and Debbie Porter, with their staff, partnered with Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to donate 120 meals to local healthcare workers.

So far, donations have been made to the ER staff at Hurley Medical Center, McLaren Flint, and Ascension Genesys Hospital. It is great to know that donations dropped into the red buckets at Firehouse Sub restaurants find their way back into our community.

Local Support

Grand Blanc Firehouse Subs Assistant Manager Lilly Bowman

Grand Blanc Firehouse Subs Assistant Manager Lilly Bowman shared; “As a sophomore pre-med student, I volunteer at the Ascension Genesys Hospital ER in Grand Blanc, and unfortunately due to the pandemic, all volunteering has been suspended until further notice. I wanted to find a way to help out in the meantime.”

Bowman went on to explain; “Our owners, the Porters, were kind enough to suggest donating meals through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. We scheduled a donation during National Healthcare Volunteers week. I usually volunteer to work late nights in the ER so I know the third shift does not receive many donations given the time of day.”

“We wanted to ensure the third shift staff was taken care of. We delivered four standard platters and one combo dessert platter to third shift staff at the three emergency health care facilities in our county. We have also been delivering a lot of catering orders to the local hospitals, many provided by anonymous donors. It is an honor for us to help serve our community in such a way during these trying times.”

Kudos to all who help workers on the front lines of the pandemic battle. If you would like to donate to support the relief efforts of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, you can do so online at 

About Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs® is a fast-casual restaurant chain with a passion for hearty and flavorful food, heartfelt service, and public safety. Founded in Jacksonville, Florida in 1994 by brothers and former firefighters Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, Firehouse Subs is a brand built on decades of fire and police service, hot subs, steamed and piled high with the highest quality meats and cheeses and its commitment to saving lives through the establishment of the non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®.

The founders are the real deal, the food is their creation and the brand is a family of franchise operators who share their same passion for generously serving food and community. This year, Firehouse of America and Firehouse Subs suppliers will together donate a portion of purchases at Firehouse Subs locations to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for the purchase of lifesaving equipment, with a minimum donation of $1 million.

Firehouse Subs is consistently recognized as one of the leading brands in the U.S. among consumers. Based on recent Technomic Ignite consumer data, Firehouse Subs is currently ranked America’s No. 1 Favorite Fast-Casual Chain, America’s No. 1 Favorite Sandwich Chain, and America’s No. 4 Favorite Chain overall. In 2019, Firehouse Subs was named the No. 1 brand in the restaurant industry that “Supports Local Community Activities” and ranked No. 1 among Fast Casual brands in the categories of Food Quality, Taste and Flavor, and Service and Hospitality in Technomic’s Consumer Brand Metrics rankings. Enjoy more subs. Save more lives. To learn more, visit

About the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

In 2005, the Firehouse Subs Founders established the 501(c)(3), non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The charity provides funding resources, lifesaving equipment, prevention education, training, and disaster relief support to first responders and public safety organizations. Since inception, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $50 million to hometown heroes in 49 states and Puerto Rico, including more than $1.2 million in Michigan.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is honored to be listed as a four-star nonprofit organization by Charity Navigator. Their highest designation. Grant allocations are made possible thanks to the overwhelming support of Firehouse Subs restaurants and generous donors. More than 70% of the funds raised for the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation come from the generosity of Firehouse Subs guests and the restaurant brand. Please consider supporting a Firehouse Subs restaurant near you. To donate online and support Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, visit