September 09, 2013 // Franchising.com // More than 16 million American children face hunger. This September, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is joining thousands of restaurants nationwide to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign by raising funds in their restaurants.
Beginning September 1st, by dining out at Mellow Mushroom and ordering a Bruschetta appetizer, Mellow Mushroom will donate $1 to the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. In addition to this in store element, those that would like to donate additionally can do so at www.nokidhungry.org/mellowmushroom. Those that donate $10 or more will receive a bounce back offer to use in store through October 31st for a Half Spiked Sausage Hoagie, Chips and a Fountain Drink. For those that donate $25 or more, Mellow Mushroom will by you this free meal, along with sending you a limited edition Mellow Mushroom t-shirt once the campaign wraps up at the end of September.
“Mellow Mushroom is honored to be a part of the solution to end childhood hunger in America by participating in the Dine Out For No Kid Hungry for our second year. By joining forces with thousands of other participating restaurants all across the country we know that we can have a strong impact. Our goal as a brand is to raise enough money this year to connect hungry kids with 1,000,000 meals. Our position on giving is to support issues that affect children and those that are food insecure, so participating in the Dine Out is a natural fit for us,” states Annica Kreider, VP of Brand Development for Mellow Mushroom HQ.
For more information on Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers and this September event, visit www.nokidhungry.org/mellowmushroom
In 2012, restaurants raised $5.9 million for the No Kid Hungry campaign—funds are used to raise awareness about child hunger in the U.S.; create public-private partnerships that align kids with the resources they need; support nutrition programs like School Breakfast and Summer Meals; and educate kids and their families on how to cook healthy meals with limited resources.
“Everyone—private citizens, businesses, policymakers, and nonprofits—has a role in helping end childhood hunger in America,” said Billy Shore, Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength®. “I encourage everyone to dine out often at participating restaurants wherever they are this September. Then visit NoKidHungry.org to join this national movement to ensure that every child in America has access to the nutritious food they need, every day.”
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers (www.mellowmushroom.com) was founded in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia. This franchise, operated under Home-Grown Industries of Georgia, Inc., is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For 40 years, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh stone baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art filled and family friendly environment. Each Mellow is locally owned and operated with a unique vibe focused around great customer service and high quality food. For more information on Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/mellowmushroomHQ, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/MellowMushroom and follow us on Pinterest at pinterest.com/mellowmushroom.
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.
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