Friday, September 11, 2015

Mellow Mushroom Helps End Childhood Hunger with No Kid Hungry

From our friends at Mellow Mushroom...

Dine Out at Mellow Mushroom in September to Help End Childhood Hunger in America

Funds raised support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign

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.

1. Make a donation at of $10 and receive a FREE small cheese pizza.

2. Make a donation at of $25 or more and receive a FREE small cheese pizza and a limited edition House of Shroom t-shirt.

3. Purchase Mellow Mushroom's limited edition House of Shroom kids' t-shirt at and Mellow Mushroom will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry.

4. 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.

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About Mellow Mushroom:
Mellow Mushroom was founded in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia. This franchise, operated under Home-Grown Industries of Georgia, Inc., is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For over 40 years, Mellow Mushroom has been serving up fresh, stone baked pizzas to-order in an eclectic, art-filled and family-friendly environment. Each Mellow is operated with a unique feel focused around great customer service and high quality, locally sourced food. Follow Mellow Mushroom on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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