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.
- For every order of Buffalo Chicken Pizza and Oven Roasted Wings, Mellow Mushroom will donate $1 on the guest's behalf to the No Kid Hungry campaign.
- Place a donation in store of $1 or more and the guest will receive a mushroom with her name to pin on the wall.
- Through the end of September, for every $10 donation made online at www.nokidhungry.org/mellowmushroom, guests receive an entry to one of two trips. One to the Hard Rock All-Inclusive resort destination of guest's choice or brew beer with the Brew master in Fort Collins, Colorado, at the New Belgium Brewery.
“Childhood hunger is a very serious issue in this country, and we want to be a part of the solution,” says Annica Kreider, vice president 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,” says 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.”