POSTED: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 7:30am
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 7:34am
BATON ROUGE, LA — 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.
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 who donate $10 or more will receive a bounce back offer to use in store through October 31 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.
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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.”