Boston’s Raises $33K for No Kid Hungry
In partnership with No Kid Hungry, an campaign dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America, Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston’s) raised $33,000 through its annual ‘Boston’s Cares’ fundraising campaign. From January 21-February 17, guests had the opportunity to donate to the cause by visiting a local Boston’s and purchasing gourmet, heart shaped pizzas and decorative paper hearts in exchange for a donation.
No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit organization working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. With more than 13 million children in the United States living in “food insecure” homes, Boston’s is thrilled to be able to provide 330,000 meals for hungry and malnourished children through its efforts.
With the initial goal of raising $23,000, Boston’s is elated to have surpassed its target by $10,000, allowing the brand to connect children in need with 100,000 additional meals.
“Through the work of our dedicated franchisees and staff, we are ecstatic at the overwhelming support we’ve received from our communities to help us surpass our goal to help make a difference in kids’ lives across the nation,” says Katie Borger, senior director of marketing at Boston’s. ‘This campaign is near and dear to our hearts and we can’t wait to continue the momentum and see what impact we can make in the years ahead.”
The Boston’s Cares campaign follows the brand’s successful charitable giving initiatives in 2018, such as the year-round ‘Round Up’ initiative, where guests can round up their bill to the nearest dollar to support various charities, among several other efforts. Since its inception in 2003, the Boston’s Pizza Foundation has raised more than $1.7M to support countless charities across the United States.
Boston’s Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar’s U.S. operations are based in Dallas, and currently has 22 locations in 16 states. The company’s sister brand, Boston Pizza, has over 400 locations throughout Canada and is widely- recognized as the No. 1 casual dining brand in the country