WASHINGTON -- Helping others never tasted so good.
For each donation of at least $2, guests will receive a gift card for a free milkshake. One hundred percent of the donated money benefits No Kid Hungry.
After raising $135,742 last year during the first Great American Shake Sale, Shake Shack has set a goal of $150,000 for Year Two.
Here in Washington, D.C., nearly 20 percent of the population lives in poverty. According to the Food Research Action Center, 37.4 percent of D.C. households with children experience food hardship, meaning they sometimes don't have enough money to buy food.
No Kid Hungry focuses on child hunger both in the District and nationwide. In a recent HuffPost blog, Share Our Strength founder and CEO Billy Shore wrote about one No Kid Hungry success in Maryland:
In Maryland, the No Kid Hungry campaign's efforts to increase participation in the federal School Breakfast Program has already had important impact on students. Schools in Maryland that have moved breakfast out of the cafeteria and made it part of the school day have seen as much as a 7.2 percent lower rate of chronic absenteeism and students in those schools were up to 12.5 percent more likely to achieve proficiency on standardized math tests.
In the spirit of that classic American fundraising drive -- the bake sale -- Shake Shack's May flavors include Lemon Meringue, Black & White Cookie, Oatmeal Creme Pie, Olive Oil Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Spiced Chocolate Brownie and Banana Bread.
Let's Share Our Strength (but not our shake).
Long before Satellite Room got into the boozy desserts game, <a href="http://tedsbulletin.com/" target="_blank">Ted's Bulletin</a> was serving adult milkshakes on the Hill. Flavors include the Dirty Girl Scout (pepperment schnapps) and Nutty Professor (hazelnut liqueur).
Burger, Tap & Shake
<a href="http://www.burgertapshake.com/burgertap.html" target="_blank">Burger, Tap & Shake</a>'s Shaketails are a great way to wash a burger and fries at this Foggy Bottom eatery. Add some spice to your meal with the Apocalypto (fireball cinnamon whisky, homemade marshmallows, chocolate ice cream).
Bobby's Burger Palace
<a href="http://www.bobbysburgerpalace.com/" target="_blank">Bobby's Burger Palace</a>, with locations in Foggy Bottom and College Park, has a fairly traditional list of standard shakes. For adults, though, flavors of spiked shakes include pineapple coconut rum and vanilla caramel bourbon.
At 24-hour eatery <a href="http://www.dinerdc.com/" target="_blank">The Diner</a>, you can get spiked shakes around the clock. Pictured here is the Apple Bottom: Sailor Jerry rum, a slice of apple pie and vanilla ice cream