Jared Fogle’s Foundation To Fight Childhood Obesity Exposed As A Massive Scam

Former spokesman for Subway Jared Fogle was recently investigated and arrested on charges of child pornography and soliciting sex with a minor. But new details about the secret life of Jared Fogle show that things are even worse than they seem. The charity that Jared Fogle and Russell Taylor started to fight childhood obesity reportedly did little to help the cause and instead bolstered the financial gain of both men.

According to USA Today, Jared Fogle started the Jared Foundation with the promise to distribute $2 million in grants to communities and educational institutions to promote healthy eating and exercise. Jared claimed his goal was to reduce the rates of childhood obesity, a problem he struggled with for most of his life.

“My goal is to help children avoid the physical and emotional hardships I went through living with obesity,” said Jared Fogle at the start of the organization.

However, recently examined records from the Jared Foundation revealed that the non-profit organization did not issue a single grant to help improve the childhood obesity problem.

The numbers are astounding. Reports show that the Jared Foundation spent only about $73,000 per year from 2009 to 2013. A massive 60 percent of that money went directly to executive director Russell Taylor, who has also been arrested on accusations of child pornography. And 26 percent of the foundation’s spending is completely unaccounted for. It is now clear to investigators that Jared Fogle not only participated in some reprehensible sex crimes, but also started a non-profit organization that turned out to be a total scam.

The organization Charity Watch, which is designed to investigate non-profits and hold them accountable for their spending, criticized the Jared Foundation for its blatant failure to address the problem of childhood obesity.

“If Jared was really interested in helping children through his foundation, he could have gotten more money. As with a lot of celebrities, the charity appears to be more about image-enhancement than charitable deeds.”

The New York Daily News also reported on the latest Jared Fogle scandal, noting that his childhood obesity foundation has been accepting countless donations since the organization was founded way back in 2004. Many people gave generously in the hopes that the problem of childhood obesity would be addressed. But not only did Jared Fogle fail to give out the $2 million he promised, it now seems that the organization basically only helped to further the brand of Jared Fogle, “the Subway guy,” and to fatten the pocketbook of executive director Russell Taylor.

The fate of Jared Fogle has not yet been sealed, but according to a previous report from the Inquisitr, he is destined to spend at least five years in prison.

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