Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 - More than 16 million American children face hunger. This September, Mellow Mushroom is joining thousands of restaurants nationwide to support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign by raising funds in their restaurants. During the month of September at Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, there are three exciting ways to be a part of this initiative.
"Childhood hunger is a very serious issue in this country, and we want to be a part of the solution" Annica Kreider, vp of brand development for the Mellow Mushroom brand. Annica continues, "This year our goal is $100,000 which will connect kids with 1 million meals."
In 2013, restaurants raised nearly $8 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 (http://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 41 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 feel 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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