Every September for the past 3 years, Mellow Mushroom, Atlanta-based stone pizza bakers, have participated in Dine Out for No Kid Hungry in order to help end childhood hunger in America. Celebrities like Kristen Bell, Kourtney Kardashian, P!nk and Kevin Bacon have been supporters of this cause in past years to raise millions of dollars to put food on the table for hungry children.
While Mike and I aren’t exactly “celebrities” – we are taking the girls to Mellow Mushroom for dinner this weekend for our family date night to support this cause, and you should too! Not only is it the absolute best pizza in the whole history of pizza (at least we think so) but you can make a difference while noshing on some seriously delicious pie. They even serve wine. I know. You’re welcome.
More than 16 million American children live without consistent access to food. This September, for the 4th consecutive year, 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. During the month of September at Mellow Mushroom, there are four exciting ways to be a part of this initiative.
- Make a donation at www.mmnnokidhungry.com of $10 and receive a FREE small cheese pizza.
- Make a donation at www.mmnokidhungry.com of $25 or more and receive a FREE small cheese pizza and a limited edition House of Shroom t-shirt.
- Purchase Mellow Mushroom’s limited edition House of Shroom kids’ t-shirt at www.houseofshroom.com and Mellow Mushroom will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry.
- Share your Mellow Mushroom moments on Instagram using hashtags #MellowCupcake and #NoKidHungry and a $3 donation will be made on your behalf to No Kid Hungry.
Each $1 raised is equivalent to 10 meals for hungry children. This year Mellow Mushroom’s goal is to raise $150,000, providing 1.5 million meals for children without food. “Childhood hunger is a very serious issue in this country. We are humbled to be involved with a cause that can help find a solution,” Annica Kreider, VP of Brand Development for Mellow Mushroom says.
In 2014, the 8,661 participating restaurants raised $8.9 million for the No Kid Hungry campaign. These funds are used to raise awareness of 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.
Since the launch of the No Kid Hungry campaign in 2010, Dine Out for No Kid Hungry has increased more than 600% with an average of double-digit growth. For more information about Mellow Mushroom please visit www.mellowmushroom.com.
Mike and I never need an excuse to go to Mellow Mushroom – but this gives us even more incentive to head over there this weekend. Oh, and if you haven’t ever been – the spinach dip is an absolute must have, and try The Caesar! Pizza – it is absolutely delicious.