Community Involvement


Lewis Family McDonald's and our over 1,000 employees are proud to be active in the communities that we serve. Our mission is not only to offer great, quality food and fast service at a great value, but also to support the communities that support us. We take great pride in helping causes such as families, youth, education, and healthy, active lifestyles. We appreciate the opportunity to be involved with such worthy causes.

We are proud to be a part of such significant events, including the ones listed below.

Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop is an informal gathering of community members and their local police officers and law enforcement. The event happens quarterly at various McDonald's and with various police departments and the Sheriff's department.

The goal of the event is to offer a relaxed, comfortable environment where residents can visit with their local law enforcement to ask questions and learn more about those departments.

The event is held in conjunction with Lima-Allen County Neighborhoods in Partnership (LACNIP), Allen County Sheriff, Lima Police Department, and Lewis Family McDonald's. Be on the lookout for our next Coffee with a Cop!

McDonald's Scholar Athlete of the Week

The McDonald's Scholar Athlete of the Week is a way to recognize the top male and female in each sport from around our area.

These athletes not only excel in athletics, but also in academics and extracurricular activities. Student athletes are nominated by the school's athletic director and one is chosen each week during the school year.

McDonald's Scholar Athletes are recognized on Your News Now on Monday nights at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. These exceptional scholar athletes are also recognized at the end of the school year.

View videos from previous McDonald's Scholar Athletes

Thanksgiving Day Dinner

The Jerry Lewis’ McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Dinner was started in 1989 by the Chester Carey Family. It is held each year on Thanksgiving Day at the Lima Veteran's Memorial Civic and Convention Center. The dinner includes the traditional Thanksgiving fixings, including turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie and more.

In 2011, enough food was prepared to feed over 3200 guests, including more than 800 pounds of turkey, 800 pounds of mashed potatoes, 540 pounds of stuffing, 300 pounds of gravy, more than 200 pies and 24 pounds of whipped cream. The dinner is free and open to the public, and everyone is welcome.

In addition to the dinner, there is a clothing and grocery giveaway. Guests are able to take with them any needed clothing items including pants, shirts, shoes, coats, and hats. Guests are able to take home bags of groceries in addition to the hot meal they receive at the Thanksgiving Day Dinner.

Year after year, we continue to be amazed at the community’s willingness to give up their own Thanksgiving to serve one another,” says Jerry Lewis.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner Interest Form