August 25, 2017 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - One in six children in America struggles with hunger. That’s why Pie Five Pizza Co. is joining thousands of restaurants nationwide to raise funds for No Kid Hungry®.
All 90 of Pie Five’s locations across the country will be pitching in for the “Dough-nate to End Childhood Hunger” campaign from Aug. 28 to Sept. 24. Guests who donate $1 to No Kid Hungry will receive $2 off their next visit. Every dollar donated to the campaign can help feed a hungry child 10 meals.
“We are honored to support No Kid Hungry’s life-changing work in connecting vulnerable children to effective nutrition programs,” said Christina Coy, VP of Marketing. “Pie Five’s goal is to raise $50,000 (equivalent to 500,000 meals) for the campaign during our month-long fundraiser, while also raising awareness about the 13 million kids in our country who struggle with hunger.”
The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority.
“Everyone has a role in helping end childhood hunger in America,” said Diana Hovey, Senior Vice President of Dine Out For No Kid Hungry. “I encourage everyone to dine out often and to visit NoKidHungry.org to join this national movement to ensure that every child in America has access to the nutritious food they need.”
To help spread awareness, the No Kid Hungry team will be partaking in a month-long, cross-country, multi-city Bus Stop Tour. The bus tour will also feature a social media challenge to redefine “hangry” with a new, more serious message - that we are angry that kids are going hungry in America. The bus will make a special stop on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pie Five location at 15250 Dallas Pkwy. in Addison, Texas. Be sure to stop by the restaurant to see the bus, plus Pie Five will be giving away swag, coupons and more.
With nearly 100 locations nationwide, Pie Five’s fast-casual concept provides guests with a fully customizable experience from start to finish. With more than 40 fresh toppings, seven savory sauces and three made-from-scratch crusts, there’s a delicious pairing to match every guest’s preference. Pie Five also accommodates dietary restrictions by offering gluten-free crust and vegan cheese options. Complement each pizza with a freshly tossed salad or warm cinnamon stix for dessert.
For more information on Pie Five’s locations, please visit the Pie Five location finder. Connect with Pie Five on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Join the Circle of Crust to earn points for every purchase. Circle of Crust members even get a free pizza on their half birthday!
Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE). RAVE owns, franchises and supplies more than 300 Pie Five and Pizza Inn restaurants operating domestically and internationally. Pie Five Pizza Co. is the leading brand in the rapidly growing fast-casual pizza space, offering individual handcrafted pizzas with fresh ingredients made to order in less than five minutes. The brand was named among Fast Casual's Top "Movers & Shakers" for three consecutive years, 2015 "Best Franchise Deal" by QSR Magazine, 2012 Hot Concepts winner by Nation's Restaurant News and one of "10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from Established Brands" by Forbes.com. For more information, please visit PieFivePizza.com.
No child should go hungry in America, but one in six kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.
SOURCE Pie Five Pizza Co.