Add Ohio-based Catch-a-Fire Pizza to the fast-growing list of pizzerias that are using Hawaiian pizzas to raise money for people affected by the devastating wildfires in Maui.
The chain brought back an old favorite, the Lively Up Yourself, for the cause. A portion of proceeds from each pizza sold will be donated to relief efforts in Maui.
The specialty pizza features a fire-roasted red sauce, bacon, prosciutto, peppadews, fresh pineapple, four cheeses, a drizzle of Happy Amber BBQ sauce and scallions.
In August, Slice Out Hunger, the pizza nonprofit focused on food insecurity, announced a new emergency campaign called Pizza Relief: Hawaiian Fires. Founder Scott Wiener of Scott’s Pizza Tours has called on pizzeria owners around the nation to donate funds from their Hawaiian-themed pizzas to Slice Out Hunger’s relief efforts supporting the wildfire victims.
“This is a campaign everybody can get behind, even if they don’t like the idea of pineapple on pizza,” Wiener told PMQ last month. “I’ve seen Hawaiian Pizza recipes from the 1950s that have papaya! When I was in Hawaii a couple years ago, I had pizzas with mango, avocado, coconut and even poke. It doesn’t matter what’s on your pizza, as long as it’s made with the aloha spirit!”
Additionally, on September 13, Catch-a-Fire will donate 10% of all dine-in and carryout sales to the Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship, whose mission is to plant more trees and distribute seedlings to increase the size and diversity of the region’s forest canopy.
Catch-a-Fire Pizza has locations in Cincinnati, Blue Ash and Lebanon, Ohio. Popular spots for live music, they’re also renowned for their wine selection and wine events. On the first Wednesday of each month, the Blue Ash and Lebanon stores hold wine tastings featuring five select wines for $15, all paired with the company’s wood-fired pizzas.