National Pizza Franchise Donates to COVID-19 Relief Fund Through Fundraising Efforts
Madison Heights, MI (RestaurantNews.com) Hungry Howie’s, the originator of Flavored Crust® pizza, continues its commitment to raising awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.® (NBCF) this October through its annual “Love, Hope & Pizza” campaign. Over the past decade, Hungry Howie’s has partnered with NBCF in support of survivors and those currently battling breast cancer by donating a portion of sales from its famous Flavored Crust® pizza. Hungry Howie’s Pizza has donated more than $3 million to NBCF to date.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought additional challenges and hardship to those affected by the disease, and Hungry Howie’s will contribute to NBCF’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to help provide breast cancer patients with the services and care they need. Additionally, Hungry Howie’s is offering guests a medium 1-topping pizza for $1 with their online purchase of a large 1-topping pizza at regular menu price.
From September 28 to October 29, Hungry Howie’s will be serving its flavorful pizzas in pink boxes adorned with the NBCF logo. For every pizza purchased in a pink pizza box during Love, Hope & Pizza, Hungry Howie’s will make a donation to NBCF’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. Additionally, for the remainder of 2020, customers are invited to help the cause when they order online or via Hungry Howie’s mobile app, with the option to round-up their total to the nearest dollar at check-out.
NBCF created the COVID-19 Relief Fund to support breast cancer patients and nurse navigators in hospitals across the United States. NBCF navigators are on the frontlines of helping breast cancer patients recently diagnosed or currently undergoing treatment receive the essential services they need. Funds raised will go directly towards life-saving patient navigation services and support to their network of hospital partners treating breast cancer patients during this pandemic.
“Hungry Howie’s has been a proud partner of NBCF for more than a decade and we’re honored to continue our involvement to provide support to breast cancer patients and frontline responders during these critical times,” said Steve Jackson, CEO of Hungry Howie’s. “For our 11th year of ‘Love, Hope, & Pizza’, we’ve dedicated our fundraising efforts to help one of the most vulnerable groups of people impacted by COVID-19 receive access to the education, services, and care they need. With the round-up option, donating the spare change can help make a difference in the lives of those facing breast cancer across the country.”
About Hungry Howie’s Pizza
Founded in 1973, Hungry Howie’s Pizza is a national pizza franchise that is loyal to its tradition of providing delicious, high-quality and original Flavored Crust® pizzas including eight flavors: butter, butter cheese, Cajun, garlic herb, onion, ranch, sesame and Asiago cheese. Its menu features oven-baked calzone-style subs, Howie Breads®, crisp & cool salads, and flavored wings that create a unique and irreplaceable position in the pizza market. Starting in Taylor, MI, Hungry Howie’s Pizza has grown to almost 550 locations in 21 states across the U.S.
About National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Helping Women Now® by providing early detection, education and support services to those affected by breast cancer. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for 14 years, NBCF provides support through their National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, breast health education, and research programs. For more information, please visit https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org.