Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Raises Over $140,000 for No Kid Hungry® to Help End Childhood Hungry in the U.S.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2015

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Raises Over $140,000 for No Kid Hungry® to
Help End Childhood Hungry in the U.S.
Funds Raised During September Promotion will go to Charity

LAS VEGAS – Grimaldi’s Pizzeria thanks its employees and patrons for rallying around No Kid Hungry® during the first week of their campaign. At week’s end, more than $140,000 was raised; helping connect children in America to the nutritious food they need, every day. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria was overwhelmed by the support provided by patrons and employees, shattering their fundraising goal in just one week.

Throughout September, in honor of Hunger Awareness Month, guests who dine at any Nevada Grimaldi’s Pizzeria location can continue to donate to No Kid Hungry. No Kid Hungry is a charitable organization that works to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, everyday. Guests are able to donate $5 to No Kid Hungry, and will receive $5 back to use on their next visit to Grimaldi’s. 100% of the raised proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry.

“We feel extremely grateful for our wonderful patrons and employees that have backed us on our initiative to provide healthy meals for children in the U.S. I look forward to continuing our campaign through the end of September, and cannot wait to see how much of a difference we will make this year for 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 No Kid Hungry ® this month. In 2014, Grimaldi’s raised $70,000, and the total 11,000 participating restaurants raised $8.9 million for the campaign. This year, the restaurant has already exceeded 2014 fundraising efforts in just one week 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.

About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered 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 oriented 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 38 locations across Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, California, Colorado, Idaho, and Louisiana.

About No Kid Hungry®
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.

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