Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Raises More Than $73,000 to Fight Childhood Hunger
The Eleventh Annual Initiative Can Help Provide 700,000 Meals for Children
PHOENIX, Ariz. – One in four kids in Arizona face hunger every day. The reality is many families are facing poverty and struggling to feed their kids. To help do their part towards ending childhood hunger, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria partnered with No Kid Hungry for the eleventh year and raised $73,845 which can help provide 700,000 meals for children in need.
“We are thrilled with the results of this year’s campaign – helping so many kids in America is an honor,” said Michael Flaum, COO of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. “We have been fighting to end childhood hunger for over a decade, and we will continue this fight for years to come. No child should ever go to bed not knowing where their next meal will come from, but knowing we made a difference is truly heartwarming.”
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is one of the thousands of restaurants nationwide that supports No Kid Hungry during back-to-school season. They rely on the generous support from local businesses. For several years the campaign has partnered with many Valley restaurants, food banks and school districts. Every $1 donated to No Kid Hungry can help provide 10 meals for hungry children.
“Year after year, our guests and team come together to support a cause bigger than us,” says Flaum. “Thank you to every person who donated and helped us, help others.”
For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria or to find a location, please visit grimaldispizzeria.com. For more information on No Kid Hungry, visit nokidhungry.org.
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an icon that has earned more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family-friendly pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has seven locations in Arizona, including Gilbert, Chandler, Peoria, Flagstaff, and three in the Scottsdale area. http://grimaldispizzeria.com/.
About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign
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.