Washington, D.C., September 2, 2015 – Pizzerias everywhere are celebrating the upcoming National Cheese Pizza Day on September 5th with the delivery of pies this week to children’s and local charities in communities around the country. Knowing that a slice of pizza can brighten anyone’s day, members of the American Pizza Community wanted to salute the commemorative holiday by sharing the communal love of pizza with children and local communities. According to the pizza industry, pizza ranks as the top meal choice among kids year after year.
Yesterday, the American Pizza Community delivered dozens of cheese pizzas from Domino’s, Hunt Brothers, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut to the Nashville Chapter Boys & Girls Club in Nashville, Tennessee.
Other pizza companies taking part in National Cheese Pizza Day celebrations with pizza donations in other communities include:
- Domino’s Pizza is donating to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- Figaro’s Italian Pizza franchise in Philomath, Oregon is donating to the local Police Department.
- Pizza Schmizza Pub & Grub is donating to the Union Gospel Mission in Portland, Oregon.
- Godfather’s Pizza is donating to the Boys Town Residential Treatment Center in Omaha, Nebraska, part of the national Boys Town integrated system of child and family services.
- Pizza Hut is donating pizzas to the Ronald McDonald Houses in Wichita, Kansas.
About The American Pizza Community
The American Pizza Community is a coalition of the nation’s large and small pizza companies, operators, franchisees, vendors, suppliers and other entities that make up the American pizza industry. The coalition was formed in 2010 to advocate for policies affecting pizza companies and operators including menu and labeling information, fair wages, work opportunity tax credit, background checks, tax policies and small business access to capital.
Current members include Blackjack Pizza, Breadeaux Pizza, CiCi’s Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, Figaro’s Italian Pizza, Godfather’s Pizza, Hungry Howie’s, Hunt Brothers Pizza, the International Pizza Hut Franchise Holders Association, Little Caesars, Nick-N-Willy’s, Papa John’s Pizza, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Papa’s Pizza To-Go, Papa Romano’s Pizza, Pieology, Pizza Factory, Pizza Schmizza, and Sam & Louie’s Pizza. Supplier partners include Coca-Cola, Leprino Foods Company, Middleby Marshall, Paradise Tomato Kitchens, PepsiCo and Tyson Foods. Affiliate partners include the Consortium for Common Food Names, the National Pork Producers Council and the Tomato Products Wellness Council. www.AmericanPizzaCommunity.com
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