Rustic Crust honors natural disaster workers

Rustic Crust, maker of organic and all-natural pizzas, paid tribute to the New Hampshire Police, Fire & EMS Foundation for its contributions across the state in support of firefighters, police officers and emergency medical service personnel, according to a press release.

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MasterCard drives dining with a purpose

Restaurants provided opportunity to join MasterCard and Stand Up to Cancer

Restaurant brands pitch in for Oklahoma tornado relief

Chains have been handing out food to victims and first responders, as well as directing their social fan base to relief organizations.

Count the restaurant industry among 'the helpers'

As Boston and Texas taught us this week, when the dust of a tragedy clears, restaurants always find a way to pitch in.

Yum! Brands social responsibility report focuses on nutrition, sustainability

The company is currently working to synchronize its animal welfare program and policies throughout all of its global markets.

Executing a charitable program at your restaurant doesn’t have to be hard

Philanthropy takes time and patience, but the benefits are tangible for a brand.

Culture trumps strategy: What I learned from Ben & Jerry's

The company's employees connect emotionally in their communities and their group understands that waking up in the morning to do important work is not just about money.

Restaurant industry steps up franchising incentives for military veterans

Chains are actively recruiting veterans with startup discounts to reintegrate them into the workforce.

Restaurants take the lead in hunger crisis aid

A new report shows that one in five Americans don't know how they'll afford their next meal.

More pizza chains join Colorado wildfire relief

Two companies channel their efforts to the American Red Cross.

Colorado restaurant chains pitch in for wildfire relief

Operators donating food and linking social media sites to American Red Cross page.

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Yum! Brands adds new interactive component to hunger fundraiser

Yum! Brands has announced the launch of its annual World Hunger Relief effort with the new "Pass The Red Cup" challenge featuring multi-Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera. Aguilera has been the spokesperson for Yum! Brands' hunger initiative since 2009. The...

Papa Murphy’s partnership supports Seattle area pediatric patients

Papa Murphy’s has partnered with CBS EcoMedia through its WellnessAd program to fund 24 Starlight Tablets for eight Seattle-area hospitals. According to a news release, Papa Murphy’s support to the Starlight Children’s Foundation will benefit an estimated 12,000 pediatric patients...

Pizza Hut funds return of July 4th fireworks at Pearl Harbor

Pizza Hut has funded the return of the Fourth of July fireworks at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. This announcement comes one year after the fireworks show was cancelled at the iconic military base due to budget cuts. "When...

District of Columbia bans polystyrene food, beverage containers

The Washington Post reports that Washington, D.C. lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban the use of plastic-foam food and drink containers by 2016.

Pizzas 4 Patriots en route to US troops for July 4

Pizzas for Patriots, in partnership with DHL Express, is returning for this Fourth of July. The campaign projects the delivery of 5,000 pizzas to service men and women stationed overseas, including in Afghanistan. Pizzas 4 Patriots is a Chicago-based non-profit organization created in 2008 by Retired Master Sergeant Mark Evans and his son Kent.

Restaurant industry’s No Kid Hungry campaign returns in September

September marks the return of Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry campaign, a restaurant-based cause-marketing program that raises money to fight childhood hunger. According to a news release, there are 16 million kids in the U.S. who struggle daily with hunger.

Boston Pizza partners with children's organization

Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects has announced a commitment of $1 million throughout the next five years to the Rick Hansen Foundation. According to a news release, funding from BPF Future Prospects supports the Rick Hansen School Program, a national...

Live Basil Pizza plans pizza giveaway to support homeless families

Live Basil Pizza is hosting free pizza day at all five of its Denver area locations on May 8 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Flippers Pizzeria kicks off philanthropy campaigns

Flippers Pizzeria has planned a variety of philanthropic events this spring throughout its Central Florida communities. According to a news release, these efforts include food and supply donations and volunteer hours at schools, medical centers and nonprofit organizations. "We are...

Washington Pizza Huts host fundraiser for mudslide victims

Following the mudslide and ongoing recovery efforts in Oso, Wash., Pizza Hut restaurants and other pizzerias from Western Washington have donated 50-percent of all sales from two days earlier this week to the victims. According to KBKW.com, one restaurant in...

Boston Pizza's heart-shaped pizza fundraiser nets $493K

Boston Pizza guests helped the company raise $493,193 for charity during the brand's Valentine's Day fundraiser. The annual heart-shaped pizza charity event, which took place Feb.

Canadian pizza chains raise $300K for Children's Miracle Network

Pizza Pizza Limited, parent company of Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 brands, announced that it raised $300,000 for children's hospitals in 2013. According to a news release, the funds were generated as part of the Slices for Smiles program and...

Pizza concepts issue nearly $10K in grants for charity fundraiser

H.E.L.P., the Charity announced that for its latest grant period, which ended Feb. 15, it issued 32 awards of grants totaling $9,282.99. This brings the total awards of grants since H.E.L.P., the Charity began in October, 2010, to 306 awards of grants totaling $65,008.11. According to a news release, through its grant program, H.E.L.P.

Domino's Pizza launches annual fire protection campaign

Domino's Pizza has launched its annual fire protection awareness campaign, coinciding with daylight savings time. The chain has teamed up with the National Fire Protection Association to remind customers to change their smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks....

Domino's turns in record donation for St. Jude fundraiser

Domino's Pizza raised a record high amount of donations for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during its 10th annual St.

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