Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Donates Over $1M To Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry
2019 Fundraising Efforts Set New Record for Award-Winning Pizza Restaurant
November 18, 2019 // Franchising.com // Through fundraising initiatives in 2019, including its annual Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign and charity golf tournament, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is pleased to announce total donation amounts surpassing $192,000 for Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® program. This year’s donation brings Grimaldi’s total fundraising efforts for No Kid Hungry to more than $1 million since its partnership with the nonprofit began in 2013.
For each dollar raised, No Kid Hungry helps to provide 10 meals to hungry children across the U.S. Today there are over 11 million children living in food insecure homes, which is 1 in 7 children. Through its fundraising efforts, Grimaldi’s has partnered with No Kid Hungry to provide over 10 million meals in 7 years with the goal to end childhood hunger in America.
This September, Grimaldi’s gifted customers with bounce back cards to match donations in increments of $5, up to a total of $25 per visit. Additionally, for the second year in a row, the restaurant hosted a charity golf tournament benefiting No Kid Hungry on Friday, October 11 at the Westin Kierland Golf Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.
As a proud partner of No Kid Hungry, Grimaldi’s is humbled by the support of patrons across its 42 locations for the nonprofit over the past seven years and is honored to continue fighting childhood hunger alongside No Kid Hungry in the years to come. Large fundraising support was also shared by charity golf sponsors Performance Foodservice, PepsiCo, Consolidated Concepts, The Mark Wine Group, The Wine Group/Imagery and Jani-King International, Inc.
“I am beyond humbled by the overwhelming generosity of our partners,” shared Eric Greenwald, President and Chief Operating Officer at Grimaldi’s. “It is truly remarkable to witness the overwhelming support of this organization and to give back in such high volumes year after year thanks to the generous support of our loyal guests and vendors.”
About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria serves traditional coal fired, brick-oven pizza using pizza-making traditions originating in Brooklyn over 100 years ago. Using only the freshest ingredients, pizzas are prepared in the brand's signature coal fired brick-ovens, which deliver an authentic taste that cannot be achieved with gas, convection, or wood burning ovens. The intense heat of the ovens evenly bakes the pizzas to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. Its family-friendly, casual yet upscale New York-themed restaurants have become a favorite destination in every community in which they serve. It is Grimaldi’s passion for pizza that has made it a “must eat” for pizza lovers everywhere.
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About Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry
No Kid Hungry develops pioneering cause marketing promotions, effectively fighting hunger on the local level while engaging the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority. Their cause marketing partnerships with nationally recognized brands help No Kid Hungry shine the spotlight on the crisis and mobilize a powerful movement of individuals committed to bold action. The program engages 15,000 restaurant locations, hundreds of thousands of employees, and millions of diners in the fight to end childhood hunger.
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