Funds Raised During September Promotion will go to Charity
One in five children in the United States face hunger every day. In an effort to combat this problem, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has joined the fight to raise awareness and end childhood hunger in America. Throughout September, in honor of Hunger Awareness Month, guests who dine at any Arizona Grimaldi’s Pizzeria location can donate to No Kid Hungry, a charitable organization pushing to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. In return for their donation, guests will receive a gift card matching their donation amount to use on their next visit. All of the proceeds raised will benefit No Kid Hungry.
“No child should have to worry about where their next meal is going to come from. The struggle of childhood hunger hits close to home, and knowing that Grimaldi’s can make a difference means a lot. Everyone within the Grimaldi’s family is looking forward to partnering with No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger in our local communities,” said Eric Greenwald, President of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and No Kid Hungry Board Member.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is one of thousands of restaurants nationwide to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry ®. In 2014, Grimaldi’s raised $70,000, and the 9,000 participating restaurants raised a total of $9 million for the campaign. This year, the restaurant wants to exceed last years fundraising efforts and raise an additional 25 percent for the organization. Funds are used to raise awareness about child hunger in the U.S., support nutrition programs like School Breakfast and Summer Meals, and educate kids and their families on how to cook healthy dishes with limited resources.
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.